Project Manager

11 Principles of Leadership

 I came across 11 leadership principles of Marine Corps in Guide Book for Marines on the Internet and here is my interpretation of 11 principles.  I am interested in hearing from Marines about their leadership experience.  Take responsibility – we need to seek… Read More ›

Quotes for Managers

  Here are 6 quotes for I.T. managers from Norman R. Augustine Hardware works best when it matters the least. A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an… Read More ›

Changepoint and PPM

Last week I completed Compuware Changepoint training. I had read earlier that Changepoint is in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (leaders) for PPM tools. Changepoint is a web based tool for project and portfolio management.  The tool enables leadership make right decisions based… Read More ›

3-Rs for Leaders

Read more Reflect more Risk more Leaders ought to read a lot to stay ahead.  Each day is blessed with new discoveries and useful information.  Using the 80/20 rule, find out what is out there that you need to know. … Read More ›

Project Management – Useful Links

We learn a lot from the Internet these days and rely on up-to-date information.  Personally, I’ve learned a lot from my fellow bloggers and other websites on Project Management to stay ahead of the curve.  There are many other on-line resources… Read More ›

Choosing Team Lead

“People acting together as a group can accomplish things that no individual acting alone could ever hope  to bring about.” – FD Roosevelt Each team members has unique work style, personal goals, skills, background and experience.  Each team member’s unique qualities and… Read More ›

Life is bigger than that!

2008 is nearing the completion of business work days and it was one of the eventful year.  We have seen all from US election to Canadian elections, Wall-street meltdown to Automotive bailout, Saturday Night Live comedy to economic worries.  All… Read More ›

Elected – Board Member @ PMIGLC

When  I checked my inbox this morning, I found an official email from PMIGLC election committee congratulating me that I have been elected as Vice President – Communications for the 2009-2010 term. Some of you might know that I volunteer at  Great Lakes Chapter of PMI… Read More ›

Fast, Cheap AND Good

Can’t pick any two? You also need all three – fast, cheap and good?  It has been very commonly used set of options in I.T. when offering an alternative or usually when dealing with issues from outsourced service.  Someone will… Read More ›

The 7 Habits For Managers

Stephen R Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is classic and most of us have read and learned from it.   This week, I listened to his another audio book The 7 Habits for Managers: Managing Yourself, Leading Others, Unleashing… Read More ›

DiSC model – Management Styles

I completed DiSC (stands for Dominance, influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness) training last week and fount it interesting.   DiSC confirms one thing, different strokes for different folks. DiSC is a system to help you find out similar and unique characteristics among people.  It… Read More ›

PMI Membership Benefits

I volunteer at my PMI (Project Management Institute) local chapter called Great Lakes Chapter (www.pmiglc.org).  I enjoy the benefits of PMI membership in form of monthly magazine called PM Network and accompanied paper called PMI Today.  Both are informative and I… Read More ›

Issue or Risk?

Budget, Scope and Schedule are three constraints a project manager has to deal with to produce deliverable.  Any one of these three is changed, remaining are also affected. Risks and issues in a project are documented and monitored.  During the documentation… Read More ›

Leading Creative Employees

There are always some special people in teams who are very much techie, creative and loaded with specific knowledge.  Lets call these employees creative people in this post. These creative people provide tremendous value to organization through application of their knowledge and expertise.  These really… Read More ›

Conflict Matters!

Managers face many situations where he has to sort out two opposing actions or ideas. Situation may be very tense as people with conflicting ideas become very much involved and passionate about their stand.   As a manager, a positive and constructive conflict between… Read More ›

10 Steps of Project Success

Whenever IT project failure is talked, people refer Denver Airport project that failed big time and costed a lot.  I have also seen project that failed or cancelled or shrunk.  Why is it happening when so many intelligent people are working… Read More ›