Project Management: The Vessel for Innovation


By Roberto Toledo, MBA, PMP   Innovation seems to be the new mantra for companies — even though it has affected and shaped all aspects of our lives. And innovation covers not only the creation of a product, but also includes the process to produce it, how it’s delivered to customers and even how value is…

Cybercrime: Hackers Inc


AT 2PM ON March 20th 2013 the hard drives of tens of thousands of computers in South Korea were suddenly wiped clean in a massive cyber-attack. The main targets were banks and news agencies. At first the assault looked like a case of cyber-vandalism. But as they probed deeper, the computer sleuths investigating it came…

10 Communication Mistakes To Avoid!


There’s a Sender and a Receiver when it comes to communication. Someone conveys a thought or an idea by crafting a sentence or two, or uses a familiar expression that best communicates a thought. The Receiver will then take what they heard and, based upon their experience or bias may interpret it very differently from…

Who Should Track Project Benefits Realized?


By Kiron D. Bondale Consistent measurement and reporting of the benefits realized from projects is a key step towards portfolio management maturity. While it’s good to improve practices around identification, evaluation, selection and prioritization of projects, the proof is in the (benefits) pudding! This is easier said than done. It’s hard enough when the business…

Failure to Manage our Time is a Modern Ailment


Written by  Michelle Symonds Feeling like there are not enough hours in the day can be a major constraint for most business analysts. But what is the answer? Delegate more? Sleep less? Become more efficient? There are plenty of answers that crop up but successfully managing your time when there are so many pulls on that…

The internet of things: Home, hacked home


ONE NIGHT IN April a couple in Ohio was woken by the sound of a man shouting, “Wake up, baby!” When the husband went to investigate, he found the noise was coming from a web-connected camera they had set up to monitor their young daughter while she slept. As he entered her bedroom, the camera…

5 New Ways To Engage Your Team


You’ll often hear people talking about ‘engaging’ their team or ‘engaging’ stakeholders. This is supposed to give you better working relationships and build trust amongst individuals, which is great in theory. But how do you actually do it? What does ‘engagement’ look like? There are lots of ways to involve your project team members in…