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June 2010 Blog Posts (41)

Smart iDeAS presents workshop on "Artistic Programming"

Smart iDeAs presents "Artistic Programming" - an intensive 2 days Training Program on 16nd and 17th July, 2010, at Bangalore. Registration open till 14th of June. For details please visit… Continue

Added by Atrijit Dasgupta on June 30, 2010 at 1:55am — No Comments

Can You Schedule Conflict?

Recently we have discussed steps to take to when you decide to step in and step up to conflict resolution. In ‘You Decide to Resolve a Conflict’ Part I and…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on June 29, 2010 at 4:13pm — 1 Comment

What's a good project?

How often do you think about what a good project really means? What is good? Who decides if it is good, and when is it possible to establish if a project is good?



Failed projects are easy to recognize. The tunnel through the Halland ridge in Sweden is a good example. In fact it is an excellent example! Other projects can be seen as successful failures. The Sydney Opera house is the mot famous one. Although the project required far more time than estimated and turned out 15 times…

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Added by Daniel Nilsson on June 29, 2010 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

Do You Empower Your Team Members?

Have you empowered your team members to learn what is needed to be done, when it needs to be done, and how what they do fits within the overall project?

Do you empower your team members to find better ways of doing things so that they can meet the project’s objectives?

When have you helped your team members come to realize that their work impacts other teams within the organization and of how together you bring success to the project and company?

These are just a few…

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Added by Victor Pearson, PMP, CSM on June 28, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Better Living Through Requirements Templates

In her blog last week, Cindy Vandersleen talked about the challenges of gathering requirements and how the devil is always in the details. I think many people would agree with this assessment; I know I do. My best practice for gathering a comprehensive set of project requirements is to build a Requirements Template, and this week I’d like to share with you some tips for creating a model that…

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Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on June 23, 2010 at 4:46pm — No Comments

PM consultants can make a lot of $$$ marketing themselves to agencies.

Fellow PMPs and PMs,

PM consultants can make a lot of $$$ marketing themselves to agencies who work on projects of all sizes across multiple industries for private and public sector clients. These agencies are beginning to realize the importance of controlling triple project constraints. Their clients are demanding they do!

With respect to the public sector, the Obama administration is trying to cut out inefficiencies and save…

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Added by Outward Marketing on June 22, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

What competence is required of a project manager?

What competence is required of a project manager?

How is it possible to ensure the quality of this competence?

How should competence be defined?

The answer could be: Competence is to know what to do, have the ability to do it. It is also about being able to reflect upon what has been done and realize how it can be done even better. The latter requires experience.



With this description of competence it is possible to divide a project…

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Added by Daniel Nilsson on June 22, 2010 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

WorkBook software

Microsoft Silverlight for exceptionally fast user interface on Mac

A Danish software company, Workbook, has created the world's most thorough line of business applications aimed at communications and advertising agencies worldwide. Using Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Silverlight combines Workbook V8 into more business critical…

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Added by Henrik Skov Pedersen on June 22, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

Validity of the Business Case

Goodmorning All,



This coming september we are organising a theme workshop on business cases. During this event, we want to take our audience on a tour through the wonderful world of business case management, and it's validity for proper projectmanagement.



During this event we will have several guest speakers on the topic from several industries and in addition we will present a proven concept of business case as we use it in our organisation.



What I am looking for,… Continue

Added by Sasa Ristovski on June 22, 2010 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

Introducing Smart iDeAS

Hi All


I would like to introduce our Company, Smart iDeAS, to you.


Smart iDeAS is a boutique advisory firm offering specialized Programs in Training and Mentoring. Our Market Research and Marketing Strategy Advisory services cater to the needs of small & medium sized enterprises in internationally competitive environment. We operate out of Bangalore, India. Meet us at…
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Added by Atrijit Dasgupta on June 21, 2010 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Challenges with Complex, Cross-Functional, & Geographical Program Teams

Free Stanford Advanced Project Management Webinar



Challenges with Complex, Cross-Functional, & Geographical Program Teams



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

10:30 – 11:30AM Pacific



Complex, cross-functional programs distributed globally are not only pervasive but operate as the arteries of today's firms. This webinar will showcase a study of 95 teams in 25 leading corporations, presenting some of the key challenges these programs face and their potential… Continue

Added by Michael Fahey on June 21, 2010 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Outsourcing: Hiring Individual Resources

The most common form of outsourcing is to hire resources through a staff augmentation firm. Staff augmentation firms, better known by their less polite nicknames of headhunters or pimps, provide anyone from project managers to developers and testers to fulfill a projects' temporarily needs. These firms match your requirements, based on level of experience in a skill or trade, or talent in dealing in specific situations such as overseas deployments, military contracts, etc., to the people in…

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Added by Todd C. Williams on June 21, 2010 at 10:31am — 3 Comments

How Effective is your Communication?

It’s not easy to have effective communication. Many things can get into the way of effective communication; time zone, language, culture differences, having too much, not having enough, the wrong information, wrong timing, wrong audience, long email threads where the subject line has nothing to do with its content, etc. None of these are small problems and each of them alone can contribute…

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Added by Victor Pearson, PMP, CSM on June 21, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Various Agile Musings.....

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Added by Tony Askew on June 20, 2010 at 9:19am — No Comments

How to develop easily prioritized requirements

There have been many articles written about requirements development from many perspectives. I happen to believe this is one of the hardest tasks of any project, and one of the key contributors to scope creep. As the initial scope statement is defined, everyone believes they understand it. But the devil is always in the details. As detailed requirements are elaborated from the scope definition, the…

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Added by Cindy Vandersleen on June 16, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Project Managers, Contribute Beyond Your Title With Assumed Responsibility And Take The Right Decision!

I’m happy to denote that my post about a Project Manager called Peter –… Continue

Added by Utpal Vaishnav on June 15, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments

provide packages to aid in the implementation of the ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 quality certification requirements



ABOUT ECA

"Welcome to EURO CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT (ECA)"......... we are a internationally recognised Certification Body with offices located in India, UAE, and other countries around the world. ECA provide independent third party certification services for Quality, Food Safety, IT Service, Information Security, Environmental, Health & Safety, management… Continue

Added by Manish on June 15, 2010 at 6:02am — No Comments

You Decide to Resolve a Conflict, Now What? – Part II

In You Decide to Resolve a Conflict, Now What? we discussed some steps to take when you decide to step in and help resolve a conflict. These steps were…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on June 14, 2010 at 11:52am — No Comments

Death to the Postmortem

In a recent blog on stupid decisions, a reader asked about lessons learned processes. I had to defer the question since my reply would have been as long as the blog he was commenting on. So here we go: the entire class of retrospectives, postmortems, and lessons learned are a waste of time. Well, to be fair, I have never seen them work.…

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Added by Todd C. Williams on June 13, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Renew Your Energy

We all have a battery pack within us that helps to sustain our personal energy throughout each day. Nope, I'm not talking about the meal we have in the morning with that fresh cup of coffee or tea, although that is a part of the overall energy equation. I'm talking about…

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Added by Gil Pizano on June 13, 2010 at 7:52pm — No Comments

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