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by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Tue 08 Apr 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Will Your Project be a Success?
Replies: 4
Views: 4237

Re: Will Your Project be a Success?

Dear Duncan, This is the million dollar question. The thing is, tools for health checks are useful to the extent that complexity is relatively low. In other words, a significant number of components in the WBS are materialisable according to known processes. However, in projects of high complexity s...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Mon 10 Mar 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Getting things done vs theory
Replies: 3
Views: 3785

Re: Getting things done vs theory

Hello, This is indeed what generally happens. In my experience, you always need to use a bit of tact to convince your bosses who want to see things done, rather than hear the project management rhetoric or theory. However, you may choose to use PM theory to guide your actions, while informing others...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Tue 07 Jan 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PMI PMBoK Book
Replies: 3
Views: 3992

Re: PMI PMBoK Book

Hi there, If you sign up with PMI? you do get access to a number of books. The PMBOK Guide, is one of them and is available in a PDF format. However, to my knowledge the 5th Edition was launched in January 2013, which makes me wonder whether the 6th Edition has really come out? Are you sure there is...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Mon 06 Jan 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: Book Recommendation Please!
Replies: 7
Views: 19850

Re: Book Recommendation Please!

Hi all, I have heard about "How to deliver a TED talk?" and tried acquiring the book. Unfortunately, everywhere I tried to buy it, I was told it is out of stock. I ordered it from Amazon on October 22nd and was notified on December 20th that it is again out of stock! If anyone can advise o...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Mon 07 Oct 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Can you be both Responsible and Accountable in a RACI Matrix?
Replies: 5
Views: 22502

Re: Can you be both Responsible and Accountable in a RACI Matrix?

I must admit that there are situations where responsaiblity and accountability are relative. Let me be clear, imagine the project manager is responsible for producing a report for a stakeholder and delegates part of the report writing to a team member. I guess in this case, the team member is both r...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Mon 23 Sep 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What advice would you give to new project managers?
Replies: 2
Views: 4144

Re: What advice would you give to new project managers?

Hi Brad, Undoubtedly,a project manager must have expert knowledge about the processes leading to the expected deliverables if he is expected to monitor and control his project effectively. Certainly one of the most important focus areas of a project manager should be the elements of the big picture,...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Wed 18 Sep 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Help, my colleague/boss is disrupting my projects
Replies: 3
Views: 4728

Re: Help, my colleague/boss is disrupting my projects

Hi Ana, I can see the picture quite clearly, but I think the following questions might help you resolve this situation: ⋅ Given the short time you have been in the company. Don't you find her interventions a natural thing to do? ⋅ Shouldn't you show some inquisitiveness by adress...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Wed 18 Sep 2013 9:54 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: UK/US Software Implementation Project
Replies: 2
Views: 3267

Re: UK/US Software Implementation Project

Hi Jonathan, Your question is very interesting indeed. I think the decision making process is quite complex. I know that empirical investigations have been conducted in this area, so what I would recommend is for you to do a search on some databases such as "sciencedirect" for these studie...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Tue 17 Sep 2013 9:58 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: [PM] - How to Organize Best Practice Meeting with Fun, Game, etc...
Replies: 2
Views: 3796

Re: [PM] - How to Organize Best Practice Meeting with Fun, Game, etc...

Hi there, I think writing a comprehensive list of "lessons learned" in a tabular form may form the basis of what you're trying to do. Perhaps this way, you can get the collective engagement of everyone. But I guess the structure of your intervention must be well thought out and should in p...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Fri 13 Sep 2013 9:59 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What Did You Do Today?
Replies: 3
Views: 4207

Re: What Did You Do Today?

Role interface between being and engineer and a PM is a complex issue. A healthy balance is difficult to achieve especially if the time allocated to working on projects has not been specified with defined days or hours.