Is project management training really effective?

There’s a whole industry around project management training. Job adverts declare that you have to be PMP certified or a PRINCE2 Practitioner. But does training actually make a difference to how you do your job? Training can make you about 26% more effective, according to research by PM Solutions. Only 28% of organisations bother toClick for more

Social Media in a Project Environment: 2011 Survey results now in!

Trend results

Over 75% of you feel that social media tools provide the opportunity to improve the way you manage projects, according to this year’s Social Media in a Project Environment survey. The 2011 results show how project managers around the world are using social media tools to manage projects and lead teams. There was lots ofClick for more

Research shows female project managers earn less (but we might get more maternity pay)

A toy man in a business suit stands on a pile of $100 bills.

The Arras People 2011 Benchmark Report is out – and this year the study shows some interesting facts about pay. Pay for female project professionals peaks at the £30k to £40k salary band.  Salaries for women over £65k are rare, and only 15% of women earn over £50k. Male salaries plateau between £30k and £50kClick for more