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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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Tony Askew on June 20, 2010 at 9:19am — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Margaret Meloni on June 14, 2010 at 11:52am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Todd C. Williams on June 13, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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