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Evaluation of A New Team Member
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 […]Read More →
Assignment Of Tasks According To Bands And Grades- What In Case Of Exception?
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 […]Read More →
How To Make Complicated Things Simple
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 […]Read More →
Impact of hiding changes from those who oppose it
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 […]Read More →
Tips To Survive After Mergers And Acquisitions?
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. […]Read More →
Exit Interviews- Beneficial For The Company Or An Individual?
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 […]Read More →
Access Modifiers – III
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, […]Read More →
Is It Right To Compromise On Quality After Resource and Budget Cut-downs?
When the triple constraint of the project scope, budget and time are put in place, any change in one directly affects the other and all 3 affects the fourth constraint that is quality. In economic crisis today, all the companies are focusing on cost cutting, reduction in budget and resources cut downs. The top management, is […]Read More →
What Are The Top 10 Fears Of A Project Manager?
If you ask this question from ten different project managers you may get a total of 50 different answers but few are common to all. List of top 10 common fears of a project manager Scope creeps Insufficient resources Budget constraints Unrealistic timelines committed by the project’s sponsor Effective Communication Unidentified risks To deal with […]Read More →
Difference Between Effectiveness And Efficiency
In project management the concepts of efficiency and effectiveness are used for evaluating different processes. Today project-based organizations are struggling to balance between the triple constraint time, cost and scope (plus quality), and thus are focusing in doing it both efficiently and effectively. However, there are a wide variety of views on efficiency and effectiveness […]Read More →