Project

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Trust is very important for teamwork

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. – Joe Paterno. Who else can say better than JoePa?  He is absolutely correct, but key thing is outgrowing individualism.  When a team is motivated to… Read More ›

Quotes for managers

People ask for the secret to success.  There is no secret but there is a process. – Nido Quebin Set a good example.  It will please some people and amaze the rest. – Mark Twain We don’t see things as… 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 ›

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 ›

Importance of TimeOut

We have seen in various sports when a play or a pass is not developing the way expected or falling out of bound, timeout is called.  After timeout, team regroups and turns the outcome for that instance or break the momentum of… Read More ›

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Execution of ideas/goals makes the real difference.  Any one can set goals and objectives but when it comes to implementation, it is totally a different game.   You might have seen excellent concepts being converted into highly visible projects and later the project… Read More ›

Situational Leadership

I completed Computer Based Training – “Situational Leadership II” developed by the Ninth House.  I was amazed with the technique used to give lessons; it kept me involved till the end and I did not feel disconnected or bored.  It… Read More ›

Positive Thinking..

I spent some time over the last few months  reading book and listening to audio CDs on positive thinking (attitude).  The one was “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Vincent Peele.  I liked so many things described there.  I have tried… Read More ›