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Questions to Ask Your Staffing Partner: PM SMEs

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As we’ve covered in previous posts, staffing project leaders requires a specialization that goes beyond staffing technical roles.  This series will cover questions you need to ask prospective staffing partners to ensure they have what it takes to deliver excellent project managers, and other project leadership roles.

Do they have project management SMEs?

A search of resumes and a basic phone screen is not sufficient; if a staffing firm cannot say that they have an in-depth phone interview with a project management expert on their team, then it is hard to imagine how they have determined their candidates are differentiators beyond simple trial-and-error with past clients.
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Questions to Ask Your Staffing Partner: Leadership Acumen vs Technical Qualifications

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As we’ve covered in previous posts, staffing project leaders requires a specialization that goes beyond staffing technical roles.  This series will cover questions you need to ask prospective staffing partners to ensure they have what it takes to deliver excellent project managers, and other project leadership roles.

How do they vet out leadership skills and project results?

An emphasis on PMP certifiable skills should be a very big red flag and you should maybe only keep this firm on your vendor list for technical roles. (more…)

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The Project Assistants Blog Is Officially Open

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Project Assistants is thrilled to announce the launch of our blog on project management. Since this blog is geared toward answering what we believe to be the most prevalent questions in the project management world, we encourage you to contact us with any topics you would like us to cover.

After plenty of conferences, training courses and client engagements over the years, we have several topics backlogged that we get asked about frequently, so we will start off the blog addressing those. But we don’t want to miss out on any of the questions and interests you may have simply because no one had specifically engaged us about it before.

Just leave a comment on one of our posts or email us at info@projectassistants.com.

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