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Featured Blog Posts – February 2012 Archive (5)

Complex project management and learning

Last year I attended a conference where one of the subjects was complex project management and four speakers gave talks and shared work they have been involved with.

One of these speakers was Stephen Hayes the CEO of the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM http://www.iccpm.com/) and gave an interesting overview of how the member organisations are dealing with complexity in projects. Although illustrating his talk with…

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Added by Paul Summers on February 27, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments

Strategy to Action Control - A Method for Statistical Control of Business Processes

Metrics and measures are a significant part of a good Business Value Framework because when used they are the most effective tool to evaluate and control performance to plan.  If you are following a Business Value Framework, you know how to establish metrics and measures for strategic objectives, portfolios and action plans.  But how will you know how well these objectives, portfolios and action plans actually perform; how will you know if they actually meet expectations and stay within…

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Added by Barb@Vyrtunet on February 25, 2012 at 3:24am — No Comments

Likeability

Likeability – That which makes someone likeable or easy to like, easy to be with, considered pleasant to be around.

Now a good search on the word ‘likeability’ will show you that this is not a new term nor is it something I have made up. You will find all kinds of materials about likeability, for example this book by Tim Sanders, ‘The Likeability Factor: How to Boost your L-Factor & Achieve Your Life’s Dreams’.   As with Emotional Intelligence or…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on February 20, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments

Project Risks vs Issues

Risk and issue are two words that are often confused when it comes to their usage. Actually there is some difference between them. The word ‘risk’ is used in the sense of ‘chance’. On the other hand, the word ‘issue’ is used in the sense of ‘matter’.

Uh-Oh!  This is a show-stopper.  We can’t complete the project on time because the server needed won’t be available for another month! What can…

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Added by Anand Chittoor, PMP, CSM on February 16, 2012 at 2:36pm — 5 Comments

Please Interrupt Yourself

You know that interrupting someone when they are speaking is really rude. If you have children you have probably worked very hard to teach them to say “Excuse me”, before they break into conversations. What about interrupting you? I wish you would.

 

Be honest, every once in a while you have a strong and immediate reaction to a person or a situation. It could be something they do or it could be something they say. In the best case scenario, it causes you to burst…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on February 6, 2012 at 8:45am — 3 Comments

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