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Got Slackers?

by Miriam Ziemelis

If under-performing staff members keep flying under the radar, it might be time to introduce the Forced Ranking of Identify, Fix or Fire.

Productivity: A Misguided Measurement in Software Systems?

by Ramkumar Arumugam

Standards change often, paving the way for new thinking in developing software systems. It’s also largely driven by constantly changing customer tastes and expectations, industry trends and consumer behavior. Let’s look at some of the key aspects of measuring productivity in the new age of knowledge work projects…

Should We Use Stack Ranking to Evaluate Staff Members?

by Mike Donoghue

This employee-evaluation process is one where performance segments get created within an organization--ultimately leaving one group of individuals on the bottom that get terminated. But evidence supports the notion that companies regularly performing this forced ranking breed an environment of distrust--and undermine teamwork.

The Untouchables

by Andy Jordan

While the broadest definition of “portfolio” may be all of the organization’s initiatives, there are always a small number of those initiatives that demand the greatest attention and focus. These are the strategic projects that will make or break the organization’s performance.

Prioritizing Work

by Terry Doerscher

Here is a 12-step guide to developing an integrated work-prioritization process.

Practical Portfolio Optimization

by Vladimir Shnaydman, PhD

How can you optimize project portfolio selection? The key question is how to select a “right” mix of projects aligned with company resources and strategic goals, and maximize portfolio value. The most popular techniques are described and an example illustrates the advantages of optimization modeling as the most effective and accurate technique for portfolio selection.

Bullying at Work: An Ethical and Leadership Dilemma for all Project Managers

by Paul Pelletier, LL.B., PMP

Employers are becoming more acutely aware of the human, legal, ethical and financial costs associated with workplace bullying. In order to directly and proactively address this issue, project managers and their organizations need to take action. Learn about sources of information and tools available to assist in this endeavor along with a selection of proactive tips.


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