Planning

Handling the delays in a project schedule (Part II)

This is the second part of a three part article discussing “how does a project manager intelligently handle delays in a project?”

Last article we focused on acknowledging the natual flow of a project which includes periodic speed bumps and roadblocks. In today’s article we’ll focus on using recovery protocol plans to assist with project management.

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Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Project Management Skills! Part I (of III series this week) – Applicability to Industrial Professionals!

Industry Professionals: In this 3-part series, we will share with our readers on how skills in the process excellence area such as Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and Project Management (PM) can be integrated for a holistic success of professionals in …

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Why projects fail?

So many projects depend on IT and business alignment, and so many fail because that alignment is often like a Platonic ideal unrealizable in the real world. The question is:

why projects fail,
who’s to blame,
and how to fix the problem.

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Perfecting versus perfection.

We’ve all heard the groan: “We have an aggressive schedule to meet.” The fact is, it’s not the “schedule” timeline that is aggressive; rather, it’s what we choose to fit into it. Adopting an attitude of progress refinement (perfecting over perfection) with the confidence percentage strategy helps reduce this tension between promised and actually delivered tasks.

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Finding time to stay ahead

Today’s busy lifestyle and every-changing technology makes it difficult to stay on top (never mind ahead). If we’re too busy taking care of today’s’ business, how can we find time to prepare for tomorrow? Granted, this opens a can of worms. There are many avenues to this discussion. Today, we’ll try to focus on “how to stay knowledgeable and continue to be considered an expert in my field.”

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Which is better, thought or action?

I’ve heard that “It’s the thought that counts”.
I’ve heard that “Action speaks louder than words.”
I’ve heard that “I think, therefore I am.”
I’ve heard that “The pen is mightier than the sword.”

So – which is “more” right? Which is more important, thought or action?

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