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January 2011 Blog Posts (29)

Woes of Project Management

Working on a technical project with individuals who have a far better grasp with the technology than yourself, but lack communication skill is tough! Working with individuals who are very bright and have an attitude to go with is even worse!

 

In university, I was fortunate to work with individuals who were almost the same level as myself when it comes to technical compitance. Heck it was great when I was done my part of the project early and I would take over some of their…

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Added by Safinaaz Rawji on January 31, 2011 at 10:25pm — 3 Comments

Undercover Project Manager

Maybe you have seen the TV show titled “Undercover Boss.”  If not, let me give you a little background.  The concept is that CEO’s of major corporations, sitting behind their big desks, seeing the world thru spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations, have lost touch with the working person.  So the CEO goes undercover in his/her own company as an entry level employee working with other people from the company.

 

Inevitably, the CEO learns that the employees are real people with…

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Added by Doug Boebinger, PMP on January 31, 2011 at 4:06pm — No Comments

WorkBook Software

WorkBook Software A/S (Denmark)

And 360 Visibility announce strategy partnership and

founding of 360 WorkBook North America

Copenhagen (January) 2011 – WorkBook Software A/S and 360 Visibility Inc. today

announced their partnership covering distribution and sales of WorkBook project

Management for professional services to the North American market.

As of January 360 Visibility Inc. has been granted…

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Added by Henrik Skov Pedersen on January 31, 2011 at 6:04am — No Comments

Five tips for managing worldwide project teams

Recently I attended a talk titled: How to Create and Manage Remote Project Teams by Wayne Turmel and I thought I would write up my top 5 things to keep in mind when you come into this situation.…

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Added by Ryan Endres on January 28, 2011 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

The Adventures of Dan the Project Manager Man - Mismanagement 101

“Dan, why is this project going to be late?”

I tried to explain.

“That’s not good enough Dan.  I want you to call your client, read this section of the contract to them, tell them this is what we are doing, and then get this project closed!”

“But you don’t understand Carol,” I protested.

“You don’t understand Dan.  You have a responsibility to close projects.  And I have a responsibility to make sure you close projects.”

“What about the client?” I asked. …

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Added by Dan Vickers on January 28, 2011 at 9:03am — 6 Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from http://www.free-pm-exam-questions.com - The answer is at the bottom:

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PMBOK Section: Estimate Activity Durations

Process Group: Planning Process Group

Question Type: Calculation

Knowledge Area: Time Management

Difficulty Level: Moderate



Question: "You are managing a construction project. You are currently estimating the… Continue

Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 28, 2011 at 8:06am — No Comments

Business Management

Business Management:

Business Management is a simple title for a huge references, meanings, tasks and specifications. 

 

My intention from business management blog is to enhance the knowledge and skill in our workplace.

 

I would like from every one who is interested in this kind of studies and field of work to share us his views, whether it is for corporate management, project management, or HR management.

 

 

 

Added by Qasim Eisa on January 26, 2011 at 4:21pm — No Comments

A taxonomy problem in project management

Project management according to PMI is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project tasks to meet the project requirements. It is made up of a set of activities which can be grouped in five areas:

 

  1. Initiating
  2. Planning
  3. Executing
  4. Monitoring and Controlling
  5. Closing

 

Different applications can be used to help to carry out the activities above and they are…

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Added by Javier Morán Rúa on January 26, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

5 Strategies for Dealing with Project Management Chaos

If you’re a Type-A personality like me, it probably drives you nuts to have an overflowing inbox, un-listened to voicemail messages,  or – worst of all – a messy project management system. It’s in our nature to try to restore order where there is disorder, to straighten where there is a mess. (Some people are comfortable with clutter, of course, but I’m pretty sure we’re two different species.)

 

Just like in your home, keeping your shared project management system orderly and…

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Added by Liz Pearce on January 24, 2011 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

PMP Exam Tip: What is the To-Complete-Performance-Index (TCPI)?

The To-Complete-Performance-Index (TCPI) allows a projection of the anticipated performance required to achieve a goal. As a simple example: You are driving in your car to a friends house. You promised that you would arrive at 3pm. It is now 2:15pm and you have 30 miles to go. Your TCPI is the speed that you need to drive in order to arrive on time. (This is obviously not a perfect example for the TCPI, but it gets the point across: The TCPI defines the performance required in order to…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 24, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from http://www.free-pm-exam-questions.com - The answer is at the bottom:



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Which of these is not an example of a project?

A) Your friend’s wedding

B) Cleaning the office every day

C) Shopping at the store during a sale

D) Building a bridge

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 21, 2011 at 2:50am — No Comments

5 Tips on Leveraging Body Language at Work



Interpreting and utilizing body language is an invaluable tool in any situation, especially at work.  From an interview to your everyday job, the following will provide you with tips to help you stand out from the crowd.

 

1.    30 Second Rule:  A judgment has…

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Added by Bernardo Tirado, PMP on January 20, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Mobile Basecamp

"Basecamp on ANY mobile device? We’re talking Android, Windows 7, iPhone, or iPad?

 

Well I’m proud to announce that the first (and in my opinion) best, mobile Basecamp solution has been announced. Developed by BryteSoftware, Kompass for Basecamp, is an elegant mobile solution to accessing your basecamp account on the go. Now you can manage all of your projects, no matter where you are, on virtually any device, using their…

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Added by Joe Restivo on January 20, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

The Adventures of Dan the Project Manager Man - Delegation Dilemma

I was having a stressful day.  My project portfolio was bulging, my calendar was full, and the team was looking to me for direction.  I had task lists for this project and for that project and for the projects over there.  I was beginning to feel overwhelmed.  I needed some help with my tasks.  But where do I begin?  How do I get someone up to speed quickly and then turn the tasks over to them?  Could they do a good job with these tasks?

I wanted to do all of the tasks.  I didn’t want…

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Added by Dan Vickers on January 19, 2011 at 10:40pm — 2 Comments

BootStrapping Project Management- a simple & sensible way!

BootstrapToday - a Project Management solution with an uncomplicated and practical approach to managing projects. The solution is developed by Sensible Softwares and already bootstrapping projects in more than 200 companies across the globe. BootStrapToday has given a good thought at the project management processes in various Software companies and brings some interesting…

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Added by ken on January 18, 2011 at 5:57am — No Comments

Agile Will Be Seen for What It Is…and Isn’t

A new year is here and one of the top trends for 2011 will continue to be where Agile project management is going.



In a recent blog post by Bernardo Tirado his top trends in project management for 2011 includes a statement about Agile software development:…



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Added by Ryan Endres on January 17, 2011 at 1:22pm — 5 Comments

Introducing myself and presenting NavalPlan

 

My name is Javier Morán Rúa and I would like to use this first blog entry to introduce myself and to talk about what I expect to share and learn in this social network I am glad to be part of.

About…

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Added by Javier Morán Rúa on January 17, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip: The Project Schedule

In project management, a schedule consists of a list of a project's tasks with intended start and finish dates. Tasks are the lowest element in a schedule; they are not further subdivided. Those items are estimated in terms of resource requirements, budget and duration, linked by dependencies and scheduled. Project Scheduling helps identify all of the tasks that are required to complete a project on time. It adds dependencies between tasks so that if one task slips, the tasks related to it… Continue

Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 17, 2011 at 5:45am — No Comments

Let us now take the Campus to the Corporates

 

 

Let us take the campus to the Corporates



We have seen that, the boom in IT outsourcing saw a boom in increasing number of corporates visit the campuses in the last few years.However with the recession and the downturn refusing to take an upturn in USA and the west, the drying up of the campus programmes was the natural result.



We are noticing that the few campus programmes, that are still there, are going to the colleges with clout amongst the…

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Added by Shyamsunder Panchavati on January 16, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

All,



The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from http://www.free-pm-exam-questions.com – The answer is at the very bottom:



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PMBOK Section: Estimate Activity Durations

Process Group: Planning Process Group

Question Type: Calculation

Knowledge Area: Time Management

Difficulty Level: Moderate



Question: "You are managing a construction project. You are… Continue

Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 15, 2011 at 5:13am — No Comments

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