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Project Managers

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The best tips on planning, execution and closing of any project. All project managers are welcome from construction industry, architecture, aerospace, defense, computer networking, telecommunications, software development, production, design and service industries.
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  1. ProducerLaine Schmidt

    Laine Schmidt

    08/12/2016
    How To Take Work Criticism Like a Pro
    How To Take Work Criticism Like a ProDIDN’T GET THE REPORT YOU WERE HOPING FOR? HOW TO MAKE THAT WORK FOR YOU: 1. Take a breath.  Human Nature typically responds to criticism with gloves on.  You might fight back and make yourself look unappreciative, disrespectful and prideful, or you...
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  2. ProducerThomas Smart

    Thomas Smart

    29/11/2016
    Dynamic Engineering Teams
    Dynamic Engineering TeamsMany businesses (old and new) have a very hierarchical approach to in-house engineering teams following the example of Microsoft and Adobe. This typically leads to teams of followers that are risk-averse, inflexible and difficult to scale. But there...
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  3. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    28/11/2016
    The Professional's Professional
    The Professional's ProfessionalI was having a conversation the other day with the owner of a recruiting company. We were discussing PMP certification for Project Managers. I don’t have such a certification. It never really came up in all my years of being a Professional...
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    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Phil. I've shared in three hives, including "Project Managers." Keep buzzing!
    Jared Wiese
    28/11/2016 #4 Jared Wiese
    Phillip, great post! I'm know it well, being a BA without any certifications - but with many happy clients.

    Sharing in Project Managers and Business Analysis.
    Kevin Pashuk
    28/11/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    I work in an industry where there are more certifications than one can shake a stick at, and for most of them, the stick has more value. The PMP designation is one that I do give some credibility to based on the level of demonstrated experience and rigor in achieving the certification.

    For someone like you who has been doing the role for year, you are in that unfortunate hell of the HR systems... they look for the buzzwords, and unfortunately they can't filter out valid project management experience without some credentials.

    Unlike 'engineers' (at least here in my province) and 'doctors', anyone can refer to themselves as a 'project manager', a 'consultant' or even a 'writer'.

    The one benefit to the PMP designation is that they are usually administered through a local chapter of the Project Management Institute - which in my experience is an affinity group of professionals that not only put on monthly development sessions, but also track PM work in the region.
    Phil Friedman
    28/11/2016 #2 Phil Friedman
    Phillip > "I have to wonder how the keepers of the certifications became relevant. Who certified them?"

    Nobody did. Such organizations, like the classification societies in the marine industry, are private, for-profit companies or at most private non-profit corporations (not to be confused with charitable organizations). They started themselves up. Bartered with some companies some bootstrapping in terms of credibility, and proceded to market themselves. Sort of like a prototype for establishing oneself as an expert or guru or leader on social media. Cheers!
    Deb Helfrich
    28/11/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    In all honesty, you might just be better off bringing that BCC program into existence. It happened in my software, I had 10 years experience before the certifiers got around to seeing a niche to exploit. All of a sudden recruiters would be on these quests for the holy grail, people having been certified for 10 years. Huh? For the most part, being a good communicator I could point out the fallacy and get the veteran recruiters to see that I was someone willing to have a difficult conversation...which is basically the single greatest indicator of a successful consultant or project manager.

    If you can have difficult conversations all day long, with people who have no reason to do what you ask of them, and the project keeps moving along; you are a success - certificates be damned. Book knowledge never met a single deliverable.
  4. ProducerGabriel Bazzolo

    Gabriel Bazzolo

    22/11/2016
    Breaking News Investments: The most interesting drone companies for 2017
    Breaking News Investments: The most interesting drone companies for 2017Many new companies have appeared in the world of the drones, the big manufacturers, like DJI and Yuneec, are going to have to make a rethink of their policies because the industry is not only expanding in the models to offer, But also a great growth...
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  5. Graham Smith

    Graham Smith

    18/11/2016
    Look and think about this picture very carefully, who is the student and who is the teacher? and why did you chose that way? Graham Smith
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    Mamen Delgado
    18/11/2016 #2 Mamen Delgado
    As I looked at the picture, my first feeling was both of them are robots... Sorry... 😊
    Kevin Baker
    18/11/2016 #1 Kevin Baker
    The computer is the teacher, the robot is the interpreter and the human is the student
  6. Osiris Marquez

    Osiris Marquez

    15/11/2016
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  7. Graham Smith

    Graham Smith

    13/11/2016
    Interesting launch of the updated course on the " Introduction to Business Process Management" Spent a good amount of time using various free modelling tools to develop BPMN 2 Process Models. Graham Smith
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  8. ProducerPaul Netscher

    Paul Netscher

    12/11/2016
    Why should we take construction safety seriously?
    Why should we take construction safety seriously?How safe is your construction project? Have you had a worker die on your project? Have you visited a seriously injured worker in hospital? Maybe you’ve been injured yourself working in construction?...
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    Paul Netscher
    27/11/2016 #2 Paul Netscher
    #1 Thanks Pamela - well done on correcting safety failures. We should never walk past an unsafe act - the consequences could be with us forever.
    Pamela L. Williams
    12/11/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    And yet when I insisted construction personnel put a harness on while repairing the roof on a three story building I received eye rolls and disgruntled whispers. I also made the supervisor place someone at the base of the extension ladder the guys were using to get to the roof. "I don't have enough guys here for someone to stand around holding a ladder".
    My response: "Hire another guy or do it yourself". He did it himself. Broken bones, brain damage, lifelong back pain due to fractured vertebrae are not a joke!
  9. Camila Anderson

    Camila Anderson

    10/11/2016
    Camila Anderson
    How to extract data from receipts ? - Data Entry India BPO
    www.dataentryindiabpo.com Reading information from paper receipts or PDF receipts can be cumbersome technically. Manual data entry is an easier option even bulk data have to be...
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  10. Camila Anderson

    Camila Anderson

    09/11/2016
    Camila Anderson
    www.dataentryindiabpo.com
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  11. ProducerCamila Anderson

    Camila Anderson

    08/11/2016
    TWO BASIC REASONS TO OUTSOURCE DATA ENTRY
    TWO BASIC REASONS TO OUTSOURCE DATA ENTRYData Entry is something that each organization needs to complete with a specific end goal to keep up all records in an efficient way, in them on the web or offline database. All the business exercises did inside and by the firm, require...
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  12. Graham Smith

    Graham Smith

    05/11/2016
    An Example of a students business process using Bizagi, (very user friendly and easy to use) from the launch of my course "Introduction to Business Process Management" Graham Smith
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  13. Graham Smith

    Graham Smith

    05/11/2016
    At the launch of my new course "Introduction to Business Process Management" and in particular the Topic of BPMN and subsequent case studies and exercises, I found it useful for all the students to download and install the BPMN Quick Guide from the Business Process Incubator you can install your own copy on your Windows machine, its free to download. Graham Smith
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  14. Graham Smith

    Graham Smith

    05/11/2016
    Working in the Smart Pub
    Graham Smith
    UK Innovation Day 2016
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  15. Graham Smith

    Graham Smith

    04/11/2016
    Join today at a reduced rate
    Graham Smith
    Business Club
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  16. Graham Smith

    Graham Smith

    04/11/2016
    The poster is in PDF and available for download
    Graham Smith
    Crisp's Blog » Poster on Agile in a Nutshell – with a spice of Lean UX
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  17. ProducerPaul Netscher

    Paul Netscher

    04/11/2016
    15 Questions to ask before starting your next construction project
    15 Questions to ask before starting your next construction project(Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)Many construction projects end badly because they aren't planned properly or because the basics haven't been done correctly at the start. Here are 15 questions to ask yourself before starting...
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  18. ProducerReza Sarkhani

    Reza Sarkhani

    31/10/2016
    The one thing that could make you a very successful project manager
    The one thing that could make you a very successful project managerProject managers (PM) have it so hard. They are the Unsung Heroes who assemble the team, provide administrative information, conduct the team’s performance, act as go –between, swallow their pride for the greater cause of the overall success. Not to...
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  19. Camila Anderson

    Camila Anderson

    26/10/2016
    Camila Anderson
    Seven Key Factors to Consider Before Selecting an Outsourcing Company
    bit.ly Before you settle on which outsourcing company to partner with, read about these basic variables that can help you pick a reliable...
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  20. Graham Smith

    Graham Smith

    25/10/2016
    So here we are the first snowfall of winter in Georgia (the country for my American friends) happened overnight and we woke to this early morning. Snow has been on the mountains since end August, now its come all over. Time to break out the Vodka. Graham Smith
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    25/10/2016 #3 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #2 Cheers :)
    Graham Smith
    25/10/2016 #2 Graham Smith
    #1 love the grey goose myself 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    25/10/2016 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Brrr...that's cold! Yup, time to get that Grey Goose outta the closet! :)
  21. ProducerPaul Netscher

    Paul Netscher

    23/10/2016
    10 Reasons your project is behind schedule
    10 Reasons your project is behind schedule(Image courtesy of sdmania at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)Unfortunately many construction projects are completed late. Invariably this negatively impacts the contractor’s reputation and costs both the contractor and their customer money. Often the...
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  22. Ramani Sundaram

    Ramani Sundaram

    22/10/2016
    I would like to share my informational interview with an Expert Witness
    Ramani Sundaram
    Being an Expert Witness in Construction
    www.fgould.com Faithful+Gould has provided expert witness service to many clients; plaintiffs as well as...
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  23. Graham Smith

    Graham Smith

    22/10/2016
    Just recently I have to respond to Tenders which have been sent for evaluation and compilation of a bid package. What i continue to notice is that there is so much mumbo jumbo in many of the Tenders you cannot see the wood for the trees. This can lead to delays and countless questions to be raised, thus lengthening the Bid submission process. I came across this Memo from Winston Churchill during WWII which I think that many people could learn from when putting Tender Documentation together. Graham Smith
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  24. Graham Smith

    Graham Smith

    17/10/2016
    Arrived this morning for my Monday morning coffee prior to starting lessons with my offshore students, only to be told that the Coffee Shop had been broken into and a substantial amount of cash stolen. The rate of crime will steadily increase due to the economic situation, so please everyone beware and look after what you have whether it be online or offline, be very wary. Offline security is just as important as online security, if something looks odd then report it immediately. Sorry for your loss @Brothaus, hope the I authorities will catch the criminals involved. Graham Smith
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  25. ProducerPaul Netscher

    Paul Netscher

    16/10/2016
    Construction demands good communication
    Construction demands good communicationAs a child we played a game which I’m sure many of you played. We sat in a circle and one person whispered a message in to their neighbour’s ear who then passed the message to their neighbour by whispering in their ear, who passed the message on,...
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    Paul Netscher
    23/10/2016 #2 Paul Netscher
    #1 Thanks Lisa for adding your experience to the conversation. A lesson for all of us - make sure you read and understand the contracts you sign and ask questions if you aren't sure of anything. Don't make assumptions.
    Lisa Gallagher
    16/10/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Very thorough article @Paul Netscher. I agree, good communication is vital. This not construction work related but contractor work- we once hired a company to remove all of our shrubs and replace them with new shrubs. The man was in his late 70's (the owner) of this large landscaping business. We had a contract but it was explicit enough to cover us. We placed too much faith in this man because of his age and he appeared to be a man of his word. They never came back to take care of the new shrubs the next summer as promised (it wasn't in the contract) and he also planted shrubs we did not agree on- again the contract was too vague. We learned a lesson with that one. He charged us A LOT of money, so it was a major disappointment that his word was not sincere. That was our fault in the end.
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