Best practices help businesses become more efficient, effective and competitive. They provide you with insights on how leading organizations perform. Then, you can identify the performance gaps and learn ways to improve your business. This is true whether you are executing an e-commerce project or implementing minor adjustments or major reengineering in your processes.
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In baseball you get three strikes before you are out, three individual chances to get on base. Your job search, on the other hand, doesn't afford you that luxury. Your cover letter is your first document of introduction and has got to be fast hitting and on target. If it doesn't measure up, not only are you not going to get to first base, but your dream employer is on to the next batter before you get a chance at the second pitch. There will be no arguing with the ump; your team is not going to come rushing out of the dugout to defend you. You are back on the bench before you even got started. Let's avoid this catastrophe by reviewing an outline for a winning cover letter!
When the U.S. military wants to turn civilians into soldiers, it breaks them down and rebuilds them. The same goes for your organization. Major change requires equal parts preparation, execution and follow-up.
On any project, there are forces of good that drive the project forward and forces of evil that try to restrain it. Check your "force field" to make sure that your change strategy can triumph over evil.
How much confidence do you have in your project schedule and estimates? PlanView's Schedule Maturity Index can give you, your managers, executives and clients more certainty by incorporating workforce data, timesheet numbers and completion figures.
Component-based development (CBD) approaches have been evolving over the last three to five years, but they have met with limited success. That is about to change. Building successful component-based software implies a few critical success factors.
It doesn't have to be that extreme! Let's talk about how search firms work and how to better manage your relationships with them.
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.
There is always more going on in your organization than meets the eye. Tap into the grapevine and address internal concerns to avoid big management issues later in your project.
Part of serving your customers is communicating a consistent corporate culture. Often that is easier said than done. Learn from these examples of diverse companies who have managed to develop winning CRM cultures.