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Project Management – the Career for You?

December 1, 2008
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Project Management is an increasingly popular career choice for young graduates. According to statistics produced by the Middlesex University National Centre for Project Management, 1.5 – 2 million people earn their living as Project Managers in the UK alone. Requiring strong organisational and leadership abilities rather than specialist industry knowledge, Project Management provides a...

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Project Failures and Project Success

November 27, 2008
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Some organizations and project managers tend to resort to simplistic view when it comes time to judge if the projects they are assigned to manage is a success. The tendency is more due to the most popular success criteria to measure the success from just the triple constraints of CTR or cost, time, and...

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Application of Project Management Knowledge

November 25, 2008
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Project management is the most critical business skill and competency of today that forms the basic building block of knowledge based company for businesses and professions in oil and gas, petroleum, petrochemicals, chemicals, metal and mining, infrastructures, buildings, IT, Healthcare, Finance, Telecoms, Manufacturing, and many more services and banking industries. Fortune Magazine calls project...

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SQA: Coach

October 23, 2008
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With audits, reviews and issue handling being the predominant responsibilities, an SQA responsibilities move towards mundane daily tasks. With time, role of the SQA is understood well and with understanding comes the predictability in the work. Organizations, SQA functions and the SQAs should seize this opportunity and raise the level of services rendered to...

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SQA: People Person

October 17, 2008
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Let us have a look at the primary duties of an SQA. The audits, the review meetings and the escalations to resolve any quality issues in a timely manner. In brief, an SQA has to get things done, in time, from people with whom he does not have a reporting relationship. He has to...

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SQA : Organizational Culture

October 10, 2008
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Interface – A surface forming a common boundary between adjacent regions, bodies, substances, or phases SQA is an interface between the organization and its people, the human capital. The organization sets goals for process improvement, chooses a model to adhere to and then organization wide processes are rolled out. SQA must be careful in...

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SQA : Personal Integrity

October 7, 2008
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Most of the times, the job of SQA is to monitor the process which is planned to be followed in the project and report any violations in this process. The SQA report is shared with the Senior Management along with the project manager. It is this and its consequences which can be challenging and...

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Becoming an SQA

October 1, 2008
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I was six years into it and was loosing my passion! Looking back, I think, it was the sheer volatility of technology, which I had witnessed, had made me to loose interest in it. I had seen technology advancing with such a speed, that before I could be satisfied with my own understanding of...

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Back from Holiday

October 16, 2006
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To be on a Holiday is bliss. Specially for an Indian working in Indian IT service sector. My decision to take a sabbatical of few weeks, to be with my daughter and then join the industry back has met with raised eyebrows and astonished faces. It was nice to be on a holiday, to...

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Lesson in Leadership

September 12, 2006
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Having just completed the Indian epic, Mahabharata, I am pondering over a statement which a insignificant character in the story makes to the another. He says, “The citizens of a country, whose king is weak, should not marry and beget children. A worhty family life, with culture and domestic happiness, is possible only under...

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