Brainstorming is a recognized idea-generating tool and it certainly has a home in project management. The more ideas you generate, the greater your chances are of coming up with good ideas. Follow these guidelines for a productive brainstorming session.
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What happens when you have an innovative idea, but nobody can see your vision? From doubters and skeptics to champions and supporters, welcome to the evolution of a great idea.
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.
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.
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.
We all want to achieve the most success we can from our efforts in the workplace, but how do you leverage that to enable even greater achievements, regardless of the circumstances?
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.
With 2017 almost in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to turn our gaze on achieving CIO success in 2018. Let's reflect on the plusses and minuses of 2017 performances in terms of what added to our success—and what led us away from it.
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.