Don't wait until your project has sunk before you throw out a lifeline. A charter--outlining the "what, when and why" of your project--can get you and your sponsor on the right course from the time you set sail. The "how". . . well, you might need a lifejacket for that one.
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Still on the edge of your seat? Here are the final three steps in the six-step method of getting your group to work in synch to get your PI project moving.
You know all the questions you should ask in an interview, but what about the questions you shouldn't ask--under penalty of law. That's right, there are a number of topic you must avoid to keep yourself safe from allegations of discrimination.
If you're trying to justify a training project, here are some statistics that might get management to listen to you. There's no arguing with solid financial evidence.
While the intangible value of employee training may be clear to the workforce management types, it has to make good business sense. Otherwise, let's face it, it's just not worth doing. Here's how to get to the bottom line on training programs.
If you've been committing the sins of bad communication, it's time to repent. Here is a completion of the analysis of the seven sins, and how to find salvation.
Building an application? This checklist outlines 52 potential risk areas in application development, defining low, medium and high risk levels for each. Classifying your project risk in each of these areas will not only guide you in forming mitigation strategies, but really help you focus your management attention during the course of the project.
This detailed checklist helps you evaluate your planned IT project objectively and realistically against known project management concepts and standards--as well as common pitfalls. Does your project measure up?
In every age, a few organizations rise above others to "bring fire" to the world -- to change the way we live. These pioneering organizations include Ford, IBM, General Electric, Bell Labs, Microsoft, Dell, Cisco, Vignette, Starbucks and many others. These and other organizations yet unborn answer to the move forward, to risk the unknown and find the needed solutions to daunting problems.
In Pioneering Organizations, Larry Davis explores the forces that converge to create such earth-shaking organizations and to energize their ascendancy. He also examines the reasons for their decline. Based on this analysis, Davis identifies the factors that must exist to develop and sustain pioneering organizations.
"Enterprise Knowledge Management presents an easily adaptable methodology for defining data quality by laying out an economic framework and giving mapping-based approaches to consolidating enterprise knowledge...covers data warehousing, mining and discovery." --Fatbrain.com