Professional Development

Project Management Technology: A buzz of MNCs

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by: Shisam Bhattacharyya Developing project management skills, even if you are not a project manager, sets you apart from the crowd, says Shisam Bhattacharyya Are you feeling insecure in your job? Although an all-out career change may be a good choice for some, you don’t need to make such a drastic move to breathe new life…

The Power of Asking for Feedback

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By Susanne Madsen Asking for feedback is one of the most powerful tools on your road to personal and professional growth and it’s an excellent way to strengthen trust and relationships on the projects you are leading. The people you work with can see you from all angles, but without the use of a mirror…

How I Solve Problems

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By Risa Fogel One of the most stressful times in a person’s career is when they have to tell someone above them in the corporate hierarchy, “We have a problem.” As someone who has both delivered and received this message, I know the problem can be anything from a fairly insignificant miscommunication to a major…

Cloud computing: Silver lining

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IN 2004 Amazon, then a $7 billion-a-year online retailer, was starting to build up a technology infrastructure to serve other companies as well as itself. Ten years later, Amazon Web Services (AWS), launched in 2006, is adding enough servers and other gear every day to power the Amazon.com of ten years ago. This breathtaking investment…

The Power of Now

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Written by  Charles Gallagher “Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there…

8 Bad Habits

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By Steve Hart I have always believed that you can learn as much or more from challenges and problems on projects as you do from successes. It is amazing how much you as a project manager contribute to the project’s challenges (in a bad way). The project schedule is a good example of where a…

5 Types Of Project Objectives

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What is your project trying to achieve? There’s normally one main objective or reason for working on the category, but did you know that it could fit into any one of 5 categories? Project objectives can be wide-ranging and can address a number of business issues. The 5 types of objectives that you’ll most likely…

IDEA + PROJECT MANAGEMENT = INNOVATION

By Shaker, Kareem Proquest LLC Turn creative sparks into innovative products by sharpening your project management skills. Creativity is often mistaken for innovation. For me, creativity is the discovery of a unique idea. Innovation is the process of bringing those ideas to life. It is where all the effort takes place. As U.S. inventor Thomas Edison said,…