Posts Tagged ‘ Communication ’

Performance Reporting – Tools

October 11, 2009
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  There are several tools that one can use in processing the raw information gathered as inputs and to prepare meaningful reports. Several categories of tools can be used successfully to derive meaningful information from the input data. These include variance analysis tools, forecasting methods to forecast time and cost performance in the future...

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Validate

August 28, 2009
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Validate

Validating your assumptions is always a good practice. In project management too you should be validating your assumptions about everything. Most of the things about how much work has been done, how much more work needs to be done etc. are not something you can attach a precise numerical value. We do attach a...

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Communicate

August 21, 2009
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Communicate

It’s not only your project team members and you the project manager that are the only stakeholders in a project. There are always a lot of other stakeholders in the organization that are interested in successful completion of the project you are handling. They would want to be informed of the progress. The frequency...

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Talk to Them

August 14, 2009
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Talk to Them

Communicate, communicate, communicate! The mantra for a project manager. Communication issues probably constitute the majority of the problems in any business. More so in projects where you need clear scope, outcome, success criteria definitions. You need clear agreement with your customer on the requirements. Once the project start this communication burden continues in assessing...

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Involve Them

August 9, 2009
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Involve Them

As a project manager you need whole hearted participation from all your team members. The kind of project work often done today involves mental work. There is no way a project manager or a team leader can look into somebody’s head and make sure he is doing the required mental calisthenics to get the...

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Effectively Selling Feature, Function And Benefit To Project Stakeholders

March 10, 2009
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Author: John Reiling Being in the project management realm often means inheriting projects once a property of stakeholders. For instance, within an organization, a sales team first handles a project that later goes to a manager. Most projects in institutions are sold to key shareholders and top executives. This simply entails that selling does...

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QA Reporting

March 10, 2009
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We are living in ‘an economic recession’ and we still have to wait for some more time before we are able to say that we have lived through ‘an economic recession’.   Recessions means projects are shut down, initiatives are cut down and several employees are gone. With reducing budgets and struggling CIOs to...

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Are You Disciplined For Success?

March 4, 2009
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Author: Carla McNeil Are you achieving all the success you want in your life; if not, do not expect success to fit into your current habits. You are going to have to adopt and develop new habits. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear...

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15 Critical Leadership Skills Needed Today !

March 3, 2009
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Author: Dennis Sommer In our current crazy business climate, managers and executives are becoming obsolete and are being replaced by leaders. The new manager/executive must be an expeditor and leader rather than an order giver and manager of people. In this article, I have documented what I have found to be the leadership skills...

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The Rules Of Communication Are Clear And Finite

March 2, 2009
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Author: Leslie Ungar We are a society of rules. We have rules for everything from how we drive to how an NFL team can spy on another team. So why would you think there are not rules for communication? You didnt know, you claim. Try that defense the next time you are stopped for...

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