It's hard to stay on track when you're overloaded with project information. Stick with a solid project plan and document your results as you chug alongor else risk getting run out of town on a rail.
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Now that companies are investing in internal HR databases to track applicants, how does that change the meaning of that ominous "thank you but no thank you" letter?
As with so many things, the first step of a project is probably the most important. A solid plan, well thought-out and well communicated, is the cornerstone of your project's success. Without it, the walls are certain to come tumbling down.
It is with wariness and distrust that they approach each other, but I'm still hopeful that with a little effort and understanding the IT and HR people will learn to see eye-to-eye.
What's your business focus? If it's something other than your customers, you may want to rethink it. Your business is nothing without your customers. That's the whole idea behind CRM--knowing your customers, making them happy and keeping them happy.
The sheer quantity and advancement of hardware and software solutions may tempt you to approach CRM from a technological point of view. Remember: Customer relationship is about people and planning. Get your organization in order first.
Projects can be just as wild and unpredictable as a raging river. It's going to take teamwork to get through it one piece.
Okay, so you're at the point of no returnthey have asked for references. This is great news! Now be prepared to provide a list of PROFESSIONAL references and for heaven's sake don't list Mary Jo, your old college buddy and best shopping companion. Just because she knows everything about you (which I'm not sure is a good thing in any circumstance), does not make her your best choice for your professional reference list.
Are you a leader or a laggard? According to Software Productivity Research, software tools can make the difference between projects that stand out ahead of the crowd and those that are limping behind.
With a big, dispersed company, coordinating projects in a way that allows for independence while maintaining standards can pose a particularly tough challenge. Fortunately, program management--or, in this case, program monitoring--can take that challenge--and win.