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by dhaughey
Thu 12 Nov 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Management and Technology
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Project Management and Technology

Personally, I feel people worry too much about the tool and not enough about the process. A tool at its best assists by taking some of the leg work out of project management. It will save you time on repetitive tasks and reduce some of the drudgery. The project manager is running the project, not th...
by dhaughey
Mon 02 Nov 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Favourite Time Management Tips
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Favourite Time Management Tips

No surprise there then. I think Marsview Notes is the solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.
by dhaughey
Fri 30 Oct 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Favourite Time Management Tips
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Favourite Time Management Tips

Time is a precious commodity. I’ll start with my favourite time management tip: Don't book one hour meetings just because it’s a convieient time unit. Create shorter meetings, starting at 20 minutes. When significant issues arise during a meeting, taken them off-line if they are likely to cause the ...
by dhaughey
Thu 29 Oct 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Tips To Effectively Lead A Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Tips To Effectively Lead A Meeting

A collection of good solid tips. I am an advocate of taking minutes for every project meeting. I like to send them out immediately after the meeting. To facilitate this, I prepare a draft email, listing all the attendees, meeting title and introduction so I can literally paste the meeting notes and ...
by dhaughey
Wed 28 Oct 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Job opportunities as you get older
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Job opportunities as you get older

Hi Haley71, I do not underestimate how valuable experience is in a project manager. They have been there, seen that and learned from common PM mistakes. You may find younger, less experienced PMs fall into these traps to the detriment of their projects. If you want a safe pair of hands and would lik...
by dhaughey
Fri 23 Oct 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Why is it important to develop a product-thinking mindset?
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Why is it important to develop a product-thinking mindset?

Hi Shobana S, An interesting summary on product development. I concur with your assertion that the important aspect of any product development is value to the end user. Perhaps you could explain how Marsview Notes helps with product development. I’m intrigued. Personally, I use Evernote to stay orga...
by dhaughey
Fri 16 Oct 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: Making It Happen: Reflections on Leadership
Replies: 0
Views: 692

Making It Happen: Reflections on Leadership

This book, by John Harvey-Jones, dates back to the mid-1980s, but still contains some very valuable management advice. In the book, John Harvey-Jones looks at his time as chairman of ICI (UK chemicals company), offering commonsense advice on all aspects of business life and management. In particular...
by dhaughey
Thu 15 Oct 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Best Certification For Me?
Replies: 6
Views: 3863

Re: Best Certification For Me?

I tend to agree, skills and experience often count more than certifications. My team are interviewing for a programme manager and there is no mention of certifications in the interview brief. We need somebody that can hit the ground running. I don’t think certifications guarantee a person can hit th...
by dhaughey
Wed 07 Oct 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Automated/Automation Testing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Automated/Automation Testing?

Hi Eananaat, Automated testing is not a panacea. For example, if you want to improve the accessibility of your websites, with the aim of being inclusive, you will need a good deal of manual testing. I agree with Koldveen, take the best aspects of both approaches in order to achieve the best possible...
by dhaughey
Thu 01 Oct 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What are the best remote working tips these days?
Replies: 12
Views: 6547

Re: What are the best remote working tips these days?

Useful tips danwan337. I particularly like, ‘ End your day on a happy note.’ I always start my day with 40 minutes brisk exercise. I find this sets me up for any challenges that come my way. When I skip my morning exercise, I certainly notice my mood going down.