Management by Objectives, Management by Results and Management by Means are well established management theories successfully being practised in many industries. All management theories are offspring of needs and options available at different times. Specific situations in particular industries trigger the need for new approaches to handle them and...
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A hash function is an algorithm that turns a string (for example, a typed sentence) into a unique, fixed length string of characters that the computer understands as the same thing. So the output just looks like a jumble of letters and numbers to the human eye, but in that form a computer can then process and work with the information more efficiently. The fixed length string is sometimes called a message digest or digital fingerprint.
The PMBOK® Guide, published by the Project Management Institute, documents and standardizes generally accepted project management information and practices. The PMBOK® Guide, is a widely accepted critical chain approach to project management. This standard addresses all types of projects, from bridge building to information systems implementation.
One of the most important aspects that decide the success or failure of any project is the nature of relationship that develops between the Client and the Contractor. In office environments which are increasingly becoming paperless, the importance of personal relationships cannot be over emphasised. It is an absolute must within a company but equal...
Blogging on gantthead can be a great way to get your ideas out to your peers. Postings are widely read and often find their way onto the gantthead home page.
Interface Control Document (ICD) is a document that describes the interface(s) to a system or subsystem. It may describe the inputs and outputs of a single system or the interface between two systems or subsystems. It can be very detailed or pretty high level, but the point is to describe all inputs to and outputs from a system.
Voice of the Customer is an in-depth process of capturing customer's expectations, preferences and aversions.
Project Managers and Business Analysts frequently use Six Sigma related tools, techniques, and processes as a way to capture requirements, risks, and assumptions for their projects. One technique which can be effective to capturing information from a business is known as Voice of the Business.
Scope, Scope of Work, Scope Statement, Project Scope - All relate to the basic concept of what is required to be done to realize the objectives of a Project. It is a way of capturing the requirements and to list what is covered and what is not covered in a project. This is one of the mediums in which the Customer, Project Manager and hence the implementing Organization(s) communicate the Project Objectives. Also, this is one of the main areas of focus for a project manager for following reasons.