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Managing Relationships With Your Project Board

     -     Mar 3rd, 2015   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

The two extremely important things helpful in managing your project board are relationship and communication. Relationships are critical between you and the project board. They must trust you. You must come across as credible and reliable. Be very sure regarding the information that you provide to the project board, ensure that it must be accurate […]

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How To Plan Timelines And Vacations

     -     Feb 28th, 2015   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

When creating a timeline do take into account team member vacations in the beginning. It’ll likely depend on the size and nature of your project, but you should always take vacation schedules and availability into account sooner rather than later. For large business critical projects, it’s extremely useful to have this information up front in […]

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Inner Classes

     -     Feb 26th, 2015   -     Articles, OCAJP (SCJA), OCPJP (SCJP)   -     0 Comments

We have discussed access modifiers, exceptions, features of Java 8 in previous Java related posts. We will discuss ‘Inner classes’ which is a part of SCJP/OCJP exam objective in this post. Inner classes are part of the code that often stumps a person who is taking the SCJP/OCJP exam. Definition of Inner classes: Inner classes […]

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Is Project Manager Completely Accountable For The Outcome Of A Project?

     -     Feb 25th, 2015   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

Project Manager is accountable for anything related to the project, only if he is fully empowered. This in turn allows the project manager to embrace accountability for the successful delivery of the project. Without authority, an incredibly weak matrix structures is seen where the project manager becomes a facilitator or sorts without empowered responsibility, if you […]

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Is Detailed Planning Actually Harming Your Project? 

     -     Feb 23rd, 2015   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

There is a balance where not enough detail harms the progress of the project and too much, delays different deliverables. Incorporating some measure of ‘ready to start’ (and periodically reviewing this for e.g. agile stories) is a good way to verify if you have done enough planning and elaboration. That way you can adjust appropriately […]

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Project Closure – When To Make The Announcement?

     -     Feb 20th, 2015   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

The first thing before closing any project for a project manager is to check what was the criteria for “Closing the project” as per the scope document. It is recommended to “learn” what was close in the contract rather take an active role by reviewing the contract, at least the relevant part prior the signature. […]

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Different Motivation Theories To Manage Project Team Efficiently

     -     Feb 18th, 2015   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

It is the project manager’s job to bring the team together, get its members all headed in the right direction, and motivate it to achieve the company’s goal. Team Building exercise is a very effective tool, used to improve the team’s performance and keep the team members motivated. Motivation helps people work more efficiently and […]

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Tips For Young Project Managers

     -     Feb 16th, 2015   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     0 Comments

Virtually everyone manages projects of some type, big or small. But all project managers are not good mangers as they have not undergone formal training, which decreases the probability of successful projects. The top management must learn how they can equip the project managers with the mind-sets of actual project manager with relevant skill sets […]

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Cloud Security

     -     Feb 13th, 2015   -     Articles   -     0 Comments

“Every cloud has a silver lining” goes the saying but I do wonder if the cloud that most of us are associated with in the IT world indeed has a silver lining or not. Yes, we will be discussing the cloud and its threats in this post. Most organizations mull their decision to move crucial […]

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How To Deal With Attitude And Personality Of A Resource

     -     Feb 11th, 2015   -     Articles, PMP Certification, Project Management   -     1 Comment

Some people confuse arrogance with self-confidence. Self-confidence attracts people while arrogance does the opposite and there is a thin line that distinguishes both. To deal with attitude of a particular team member, evaluate what this person has to contribute. Although there are managers who have been managing large, complex and global projects, but everybody learn something […]

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