Looking at our opportunities for efficiencies is like considering our work as a machine and trying to lubricate it so it will go faster and run more smoothly. However, this view misses who is driving your work: you. In effect, we watch the work, but not the worker. It is you that drives the contributions you make on the project.
Control Freaks, Queen Bees and Workplace Saboteurs: Preventing, Managing and Eliminating your Project Nightmare
Research shows that more than 70% of workers have been impacted by disrespectful workplace behavior. Disrespect comes in many forms: rudeness, sabotage, gossip, bullying, harassment, ignoring, demeaning, controlling and the list goes on. Regardless of the type, bad behavior poisons the work environment. Its impact is enormous: disengagement; loss of creativity and productivity; and sick leave, benefit and turnover costs. It not only creates dysfunctional workplaces, it can impact your project, clients, reputation and bottom line. Fortunately, there are many proactive, preventative measures that you can take to manage disrespect. With many tools and an action plan, everyone in your workplace can create an effective strategy to prevent, manage and eliminate your workplace nightmare.
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The Secrets to Business Transformation Success In the world of business transformation, there is usually a lot of enthusiasm surrounding the start of the transformation among the team. But it qu ...
Seeking advice on when and how to include project risks on corporate risk registers ...
A new study by CA Technologies in New York determined that barely 12 percent of IT organizations professionals felt that their organization was ready for the emerging technologies. But ...
Hoy en día se comienza a escuchar sobre el desarrollo de PMOs Híbridas (Oficinas de Gestión de Proyecto Híbridas). En un estudio realizado por Business Integration Par ...
The Scrum Alliance’s Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) designation is changing on Jan 1, 2018. If you meet the qualifications for the current version of CSP, applying before it expires on Decem ...
If you have 2 or more projects running concurrently, how do you easily show each of those projects were doing in a single matrix?. I think variance against the plan would be best way, since budget or ...
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A client is proposing to use Hrs/Submittal and Hrs /Request For Information (RFIs) to monitor Engineer performance on a construction program of projects. The program contains numerous construction c ...
A Guide to Perfect Planning We are well aware that good planning leads to smooth execution and early delivery. Most of us, however, still fast track the planning phase and jump into execution. The ...
I am pretty capable with several project management software tools (MS Project, OmniPlan, Excel, etc). However, when you consider all of the documents involved in project management that require dupl ...
When it comes to scheduling, you cannot do advanced tasks before covering the basics. Most people want to do PERT analyses and critical path sensitivities, Monte Carlo simulations and applications of earned value techniques. Those tools can be helpful in providing guidance for better decision making, but a lot of ground must be covered first.
Failure mode and effect analysis is one of the first structured techniques of failure analysis. Here we look at general information about FMEA and a closer look at Design FMEA—with defined steps, useful questions and tips, as well as pitfalls to avoid.
By giving focus to the personal value that individuals bring to the business, organizations show that the people are as important as their work. This value-based culture improves productivity, morale and commitment, but it doesn't get built on slogans.
This article shares a real-time learning experience in agile software development methodology during project execution. The author offers insights into project challenges, lessons learned and success realized, referencing the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and agile principles.
Clear, concise communication is key to the success of any project, but when you're trying to share and explain complex, data-rich information it becomes a greater challenge to run efficient meetings that don't confuse or frustrate participants. Here are three tips to help.
Like their software counterparts, IT infrastructure projects are more efficient, secure and reliable when accompanied by robust processes such as parametric estimation, which offers advantages of cost and agility over traditional bottom-up approaches.
Particularly if you wish to connect innovation objectives with sustainability ambitions, this webinar explains the core concepts behind sustainability and where they fit in. Make a connection between your sustainability and innovation goals using the Innovation Management Maturity Model. Key findings and conclusion. Last round of Q&A sessions for the series.
As project managers, our job is to produce successful projects. But, when we go past our deliverables, we still have a choice: we can deliver forgettable projects, or we can choose to create successful projects that people remember for years.
This webinar will introduce a toolkit designed for project managers to become involved in the critical need of preparing students for the future.
In the context of benefits management a comment was recently made that a benefit map was the most valuable tool, but is often misunderstood and/or misused. Benefits maps can be the most valuable tool in the benefits management toolkit which can provide a huge amount of value - if done correctly.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores the reality of politics in our projects: where it comes from, what it means and how it is often perceived. More importantly, he reframes politics as a necessary—and even useful—driver in the project management process. Rather than seeing politics as unwelcome interference, there is an opportunity to view politics as a fundamental way of exercising influence, managing expectations and engaging in action. Finally, he provides guidance, structure and a thinking framework in order to engage with, manage and influence the political processes orbiting and shaping your projects. We all engage in politics. This presentation is an essential guide to reframing how we think about and perceive politics, and what effective political behavior actually looks like. Make sure to join us.
Military Veterans are formally trained and constantly assessed on their ability to form, lead, and coach high-performing teams to deliver successful temporary endeavors and their unique goods, services, results, and capabilities. That’s right! This means they're project managers, most of them just don't know it!
Supplier Integration is an important tool and process for any firm that is looking to optimize the financial performance of their projects. We should not engage all suppliers the same way since they all have various core competencies that are more or less valuable to us.