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Are you working on tasks efficiently as possible? How much is too much?
On Monday, I had been working away at several new projects that had come my way. I had had several meetings on my calendar.
Tuesday was more of the same. Existing projects needed to be updated. Administrative work needed my attention. Carol, my manager, invited me into her office and asked me to consider documenting a new process for posting our timesheets.
By Wednesday, it had been a long week…Continue
I have had to confront a couple of different aspects of people getting things wrong recently. The experience triggered 2 or 3 thoughts……
The first was the advice given last century by (from memory) Fred Daly MP to a new member of parliament ‘always leave the back door unlocked’ – no matter how sure you are of the correctness of your position in an argument always have a way to back out gracefully.
Every one wants to employ experienced people but very few employers…Continue
Added by Patrick Weaver on October 25, 2011 at 6:01am — No Comments
Three travelers were on a tour when they became separated from the rest of the group. They found themselves alone in a strange area of a strange land. They each spoke a tiny bit of English but did not speak the language of the area and other then their little bit of English they did not share a common language. They did all agree that they were hungry and they agreed to pool their money to purchase some food. This is when the arguing began.
One traveler kept insisting on a…Continue
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Once you have entered the global ranks of those that have successfully navigated the study course and you have passed the exam, you get to call yourself a PMP. However, the work is not done for you my friend. Your obligation to stay current with your PMP requires that you obtain professional development units ("study credits") throughout the tenure of our certification.
While keeping up to date is critical for all PMs, don't take this committment too heavily. Finding and…Continue
Added by Carl Manello on October 21, 2011 at 8:06am — No Comments
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What constitutes ‘good software’? A recent blog by ‘Dan the Project Management Man’ reminded me of an on on-line survey that looked at purchaser’s satisfaction with project management and business analysis software tools. Only 1.2% of the 270 respondents felt their software purchase had exceeded expectations and another 9.3% felt the software had met all…Continue
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Are your vendor relationships returning the expected value or is the relationship on a downward spiral. “Working together is success,” or so says Henry Ford. How can you take that wisdom and apply it to the working relationships you have with your vendors? Are you really in it together? Is there a relationship? As you both work to commit, you’ll find high value returns.
Find out more here:…Continue
Added by Carl Manello on October 13, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
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Are you frustrated by Risk Management? Are you looking for a way to at least get your hands around the right risks? These are a few approaches to leverage to get the right risks identified.
Read more on Project Management, Portfolio Management, People Management and more at The Slalom Blog:…Continue
Added by Carl Manello on October 11, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Some people believe that compassion and especially compassion in the workplace is a form of weakness. Perhaps they think that survival of the fittest in the corporate jungle leaves no room for something like concern for other people and their feelings. March ahead, take no prisoners!
Yet report after report shows us that those who have a high degree of emotional intelligence come out ahead at work. Empathy is an important part of emotional intelligence. To relate to others you…Continue
Added by Margaret Meloni on October 10, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
The best practice is not often the best strategy.
Strategy is a way of thinking, not a procedural exercise or a set of frameworks. To stimulate that thinking and the dialog that goes along with it, it is essential to design metrics based on sound and practical parameters, and follow a set of action oriented steps aimed at helping executives assess the strength of their strategies. It is imperative to design steps focused on testing the strategy itself (in other words, the…Continue
Added by Shyamsunder Panchavati on October 10, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments
Earned Schedule (ES) is emerging as a valuable tool in the overall management of projects. In our view, the ES methodology provides a valuable adjunct to, and a useful sanity check of, the ‘critical path’ (CPM) schedule developed for a project, for very little effort - provided the project has implemented Earned Value Management (EVM).
Using the same data as EVM, ES ‘scales’ the remaining duration of the project based on the volume of work accomplished to date compared to the planned…Continue
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