Wednesday 28 July 2010

Association for Project Management

Another good day with the APM last Friday - a feedback session for all those involved in the work we've been doing lately.

Everyone was very positive and things are moving forward at a good pace.

I'm hoping to be involved with the rewrite of the Body of Knowledge, and I should hear about that next month.

I enjoy my work with the APM; everyone is so professional and committed. I'm really looking forward to our project going public towards the end of this year.

Tuesday 20 July 2010

Programme Management cf Project Management

(with apologies for the spelling of "Program"!)

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Thursday 15 July 2010

Good Day

Yesterday felt like a really productive day, helping the APM.

I collaborated with some very professional people, and it's good to feel that we are giving something back to programme and project management.

The work is fairly hush-hush at the moment, and I'm frustrated that I can't say more, but when the news is made public it will be very exciting.

For now, I'm back to the mundane, looking for a new programme management assignment, but at least I'm out tonight with wife, son and his girlfriend so I'm looking forward to that.

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Stuttering Job Market

I'm seeing some improvements in the job market for interims.

The financial services sector has been busy for some time and now other areas of the economy are waking up to the fact that they cannot stagnate because times are hard.

I expect to see some areas of the public sector become more buoyant as the extent of Government intentions becomes clearer, whilst other areas, of course, will retrench.

One area that will come on strong will be online gaming

PWC recently forecast that annual gambling revenue will top US$155 billion by 2012 and a survey conducted by TNS and estimated that there are 13.3 million Britons playing on various games portals, spending £280m on online games and £170m on mobile games last year.

I believe that more and more of that will be generated by online gaming as governments, strapped for cash, realise that, by softening their stance to online gambling they can generate massive new tax revenues.

This will inevitably benefit interims and freelancers as companies scale up their development operations. Bring on those better times!