Author Jerry Manas doesn't regard project managers as "enlightened despots" as some have called the infamous French Emperor. But in his forthcoming book he suggests that his fellow project managers could learn a lot from six principles that the little dictator lived by.
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Organizations that have spent millions on IT security still can’t seem to get it right in the most simplest of activities: safeguarding off-line data. And securing off-site and off-line data is essential to security. What can you do?
Project management remains a strong career option, according to Project Management Institute’s latest salary survey, which shows rising pay and high demand for project managers.
Tech pros and IT PMs can practically name their price. Here we look at some of the fine points of salary negotiation.
The other day I had a candidate say the following words to me in response to my inquiry to their annual income,It is just like buying a car or that diamond ring and the salesman asks how much you would like to spend. Why would you divulge how much you currently earn so that the company can make an offer for as low as they think it will take to get you in the door? It doesn't seem like a good idea at the car lot, and it definitely doesn't sound like a good idea when you think about a salary that will affect your livelihood. I have to say, all I could state in response to this was You're right!
How about managing a sales opportunity as a project? Sales pursuits that require multiple meetings with key stakeholders and involve the deployment of significant resources in order to compete for high-value contracts may be managed effectively by using the principles and techniques of project management.
Different stakeholders often have such different perspectives, it’s like they’re involved in different projects. Is that a problem for you as the project manager? A three-step approach can help you deal with this situation.
Quality is a nebulous term that is often misunderstood and misrepresented. In this series of articles, our writer presents a three-stage quality management process of quality planning, quality assurance and quality control using a simple example of purchasing a submarine sandwich (hold the pickles, please!).
Still hungry? As our mouth-watering series on quality management continues, quality assurance takes center stage. While the concepts are often not well defined and are made more complicated than they need to be, a trip to the sub shop may hold the answers.
We know, we know...you just want to sit down and eat. But before you do, we have one last lesson from The Sub Shop. How does it know that it's producing a product that meets your requirements? Is the sandwich being produced a quality sandwich? Is your experience a positive one? We can examine this through the quality control step in our quality management process.