Professional Services Image by Gerd Altmann from PixabayXero announced a new and updated integration to the Construction management solution Procore. Procore cemented its presence in the Middle East by opening its first regional office. It selected the Internet City in Dubai for its location.


Paymo, the work management platform vendor, has updated and re-published its guide to becoming a project manager. The guide is divided into nine sections:

  • What does being a project manager mean? – the essential personality traits of a good project manager.
  • A project manager’s skills – find out if you have the skills needed to be a part of the project management field.
  • What does a project manager do? – an analysis of the most common project management responsibilities in the current job market.
  • What’s the secret of a project management career? – tips on becoming better in the project management profession.
  • How to become a project manager– education and the essential PM certificates you can get.
  • Project manager salary – know how much to ask for according to your experience level.
  • Project manager career problems – find out how project management experts dealt with problems when they were beginners and prepare to face any issues you might encounter successfully.
  • Ways of managing projects and product development – Agile, Waterfall, PRINCE2, PRiSM, Six Sigma, Critical Path, and many more
  • Tools and resources – collaboration tools, video chat systems, project management software, and all the apps project managers need to start a project.

The Paymo guide is a comprehensive and relatively neutral guide to becoming a project manager. Perhaps one omission from the guide is the view around freelancing as a project manager. Though few freelancers are likely to buy Paymo, the companies they work for could. A project manager might be asked what kind of project management tool they recommend.

The article also touches on the different industries that use project managers. This could be extended as there are some fundamental differences between project management in software, construction and others.


Planterra Foods was founded in 2019 to provide plant-based protein options to vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters. Its first product, OZO, is a bacon substitute made from plants with zero cholesterol and over 50% less saturated fat than pork bacon.

Based in Colorado, the company has global growth ambitions. The fast-growing marketing team needed a project management tool to manage its campaigns as it launched the new product in the US, Canada and Mexico. It turned to Screendragon with its flexible workflow software to meet the requirement.

PSA PPM and Work Management news from the week beginning 19th September 2022




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