Ground rules establish how meetings will be run, how team members are expected to interact, and what behaviors are acceptable & unacceptable. Establishing ground rules is a proven technique to promote acceptable behaviors by minimizing confusion and misunderstandings. Employing ground rules may increase productivity and employee satisfaction. Ground rules aid in cooperation and help bring the team together.
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Fast Tracking and Crashing are used when the project is late and there is a need to bring it back on track, or when you need to shorten the duration of the project.
Industrial practices for the purchase of materials and tendering for projects/services has undergone drastic changes in the last century. However, the major improvements and innovations have been limited to the purchase of materials. This is mainly due to the clarity with which we can define our requirements and the vast developments in the field o...
Visual Language is a facilitation technique using (typically hand drawn) pictures in combination with words to convey clearer meaning. The exercise of using a Visual Language Technique not only produces a visual representation of the topic but a deeper shared understanding of the topic itself.
A visual model describes a complete system from a specific perspective for a better understanding of the system.
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In project management, resource leveling is defined by A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) as "A technique in which start and finish dates are adjusted based on resource constraints with the goal of balancing demand for resources with the available supply."(1)
Negotiation is a process involving two or more people with conflicting positions. These people attempt to reach an agreement by modifying their original positions. Usually, it requires bargaining in order to reach an acceptable arrangement. The arrangement, however, should not be seen as a win-lose situation. The solution should be mutually beneficial or, in some instances, mutually unprofitable.