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Uniformity In Project-Based Working

It has been found that project-based working increases the possibility of successful delivery. Managers are focusing more on planning and execution of projects. Some projects are stand-alone projects and some are embedded in programs and/or portfolios. There is a link between uniformity in projects and also in programs and portfolios. Programs are groups of related projects that are managed using...

Involvement Required By The Project Manager To Understand The Challenges Of Operations

How much involvement is required by the Project manager to understand the challenges of Operations? It varies from project to project and from organization to organization. As per some experts, It is not required unless these are inclusive in requirements outside PM role. If they are internal PMs (i.e. not contractors), then there is benefit in some exposure to their operational...

Can A Project Manager Deliver All Responsibilities But No Authority?

Can a Project Manager deliver with all the responsibilities but no authority?  Most definitely; as it is the job of the project manager. Power and authorities of a project manager varies in different type of organization. Mainly there are 3 kinds of organizations: Functional Organization Projectized Organization Matrix Organization Project managers generally have little or no authority over the project in functional organizations. The...

Ways Of Dealing Distractions At Workplace

All workers have trouble with distractions in the workplace to a certain degree. Distraction level varies from person to person, those with less concentration are distracted easily while others take time. So it is necessary that everyone must ensure few proactive measures to avoid or reduce these distractions. Distractions range from external distractions like loud phone calls, heated discussions in...

How To Manage Your Time Effectively

There are times when you find most of your resources are constantly struggling to meet the deadlines, as a result they start sitting late to complete the work. If this is happening quite often then it is a matter of concern and should be addressed on priority. It’s worth stepping back and taking a different approach of doing your...

‘Lollipop’ anyone?

Google’s Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ is probably on everyone’s mind currently and this post is a compilation of features and news from different resources in the ‘Lollipop’ world. History of the Android mobile OS: Does anybody these days really use the phone as a “phone”? Phones have metamorphosed into “smart phones”. And tablets are yet another avatar. All these changes have created...

How To Manage A Successful Meeting?

It depends on the host of the meeting to manage it effectively so that the outcome of the meeting meets his expectations. Conducting effective meetings is an art and not all of us are good at this. At times it is very difficult to interrupt in between even if people are going off track. But in the interest of...

How To Identify And Manage Your Weaknesses

Most people do not know or are not honest with themselves regarding their weaknesses. Many companies use a 360 degree assessment tool which is very effective in identifying an individual’s weakness irrespective of his personal belief. This tool is online, discreet, and administered by Human Resource (HR) Department. The questions covers all aspects of the subject person’s personality, management...

Mistakes Managers Make In Managing People

People management is tougher than managing any project or program and is the key to success for every project. No matter how well the planning of the project is, it is of no use unless executed properly. The execution part is done by the project team, so they need to be managed really very tactfully and carefully. Many managers...

Feedbacks- How To Give And Take Them At Your Workplace?

"Feedback" is generally an "opinion" about a person, a group or a process, people are directly or indirectly related with. It can be given as a balanced advice based on facts or one’s own view point based on limited or incomplete information.  Be very careful while sharing the feedback specially feedback regarding your superiors, as nobody likes to hear negative...

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