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How To Manage Resources Not Reporting To You?

     -     Nov 1st, 2014   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

It is easy to handle the resources who directly reports to you, but in case of resources reporting to the functional manager or other project manager it is really tough to manage. It is difficult to hold a person accountable when you feel are not authorized to do so. But a project manager must know […]

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How Beneficial Is Predictive Analysis In Relation To Staff?

     -     Oct 31st, 2014   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

Predictive analysis of employees is a type of data analysis done basis assumptions and unknowns, to make predictions about unknown future events. Consider a scenario: A manager walks towards one of his team member and tells him/her that they did a data analysis, and it predicts that some of the key resources similar to his/her profile […]

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What Are The Hidden Opportunities In Successful Project Management?

     -     Oct 29th, 2014   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

In weak matrix or functional environments, one of those hidden opportunities is to recognize staff in a more authentic and timely fashion than in a purely projectized environment. Apart from successful delivery of the project, the other opportunities include  Learning and training opportunities for the manager and his entire project team  Maintaining and ensuring good […]

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Evaluation of A New Team Member

     -     Oct 27th, 2014   -     PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

When people join a new organization, they join it with the mindset to give their best and not to repeat mistakes done in past. A new joiner needs a comfortable and healthy environment to cope up with the new company, culture and people. Setting a target or expectations on the very first day can result […]

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Assignment Of Tasks According To Bands And Grades- What In Case Of Exception?

     -     Oct 24th, 2014   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

Before getting into the discussion of correct assignment of task according to bands and grades, let’s first understand various levels in a large or medium sized organization. Level 1 – This level includes junior members like trainee, data entry operator, call center operator, helpdesk staff, analyst or level 1 support staff. Level 2 – This includes operating […]

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How To Make Complicated Things Simple

     -     Oct 22nd, 2014   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

At times things become really complicated for the project managers, and it does. You have multiple teams, multiple resources, and multiple stakeholders. Everybody wanting something in a different way, in a different format. People speaking different language, communicating differently resulting in things becoming complicated. We all learn from experiences sometimes very hard lessons. Some tips […]

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Impact of hiding changes from those who oppose it

     -     Oct 21st, 2014   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

Project Managers often tend to hide changes from negative stakeholders, who focus more in creating roadblocks than contributing in the success of the project. An example of this is, in case of organization restructuring, those affected most would likely oppose everything, so you hide all changes initially and the first visibility of it occurs at […]

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Tips To Survive After Mergers And Acquisitions?

     -     Oct 20th, 2014   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

When one business or company acquires or is merged with another, the result is a brand new organization. Managing that change is a complex and time-consuming process, with significant implications of tough time in terms of people management. Scenario: You are working as a Project manager in a multi-national company and were performing fairly well. […]

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Exit Interviews- Beneficial For The Company Or An Individual?

     -     Oct 17th, 2014   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

Exit interviews can be fruitful for both the employer and the employee, if they are conducted effectively. The possibility of incorrect feedback by the employee who is leaving the company is very low, as his reference checks are already done and he is in a position to share a true feedback. Now it depends on […]

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Access Modifiers – III

     -     Oct 15th, 2014   -     Uncategorized   -     0 Comments

Having seen the ‘public’ and ‘private’ access modifiers in earlier posts, we will discuss the ‘protected’ and ‘default’ access modifiers in this and the next post. ‘Default’ is by no means an access modifier, but any class, method or variable that does not have an access modifier specified, resorts to ‘default’ access. Having said this, […]

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