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by satisfactionuk
Fri 18 Mar 2011 2:26 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What's Your Best Project Management Tip?
Replies: 13
Views: 16939

Re: What's Your Best Project Management Tip?

Create a challenge – Have a bet. This tip is in the form of a short real life story that actually happened. When I was a thermoset moulding supervisor I noticed that one of my moulders shut down his press early. On enquiring why he had shut down his press he told me that he had completed his work qu...
by satisfactionuk
Fri 18 Mar 2011 1:48 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What's Your Best Project Management Tip?
Replies: 13
Views: 16939

Re: What's Your Best Project Management Tip?

There is nothing as unequal as the equal treatment of un-equals. Apart from the pre-communist era where the treatment of the whole of society was rounded down to the lowest common denominator is there any really good reason in society or even more so in the business environment for dictating that e...
by satisfactionuk
Thu 17 Mar 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: Industrial Intelligence and Espionage by P. I. Slee Smith
Replies: 0
Views: 17154

Industrial Intelligence and Espionage by P. I. Slee Smith

Hi, This is a fantastic little book that is not at all what the title implies. This book takes a very pragmatic view of business today, it considers that the popularly held belief of ethical businesses where everyone is friendly and accommodating is or should be a myth. In fact, businesses today are...
by satisfactionuk
Thu 17 Mar 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: How To Win An Election by Paul Richards
Replies: 0
Views: 15728

How To Win An Election by Paul Richards

Hi, You may be thinking what the hell has How To Win An Election got to do with project management; well to answering this question is very simple indeed. At the last US election where Obama won the presidency with a massive landslide victory was not because of his charm, good looks, personality or ...
by satisfactionuk
Thu 17 Mar 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: Promotion Management by Burnett
Replies: 0
Views: 13142

Promotion Management by Burnett

Hi, Promotions affect every aspect of our daily lives, whether you are in a large business or self employed or even if you are into politics or some other form of fund raising activities such as for charities. During your career as a project manager you may very well be asked to take on a promotiona...
by satisfactionuk
Thu 17 Mar 2011 2:26 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What's Your Best Project Management Tip?
Replies: 13
Views: 16939

Re: What's Your Best Project Management Tip?

This is more of a discussion of an idea rather than a tip. Zero buffer projects: Assume that we have a project of any size but lets say it has 100 phases and 1000 task and that you are going to use MS Project as your scheduling tool and Palisade @Risk for Projects as your risk profiling tool. Lets a...
by satisfactionuk
Wed 16 Mar 2011 1:53 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What's Your Best Project Management Tip?
Replies: 13
Views: 16939

Re: What's Your Best Project Management Tip?

Resource Scheduling - Calendars When starting a new project determining when resources are available can be a long and laborious task. People have holidays booked, special days off booked have to go on courses and a myriad of other reasons why they are not available to work on the project and of cou...
by satisfactionuk
Mon 14 Mar 2011 1:07 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Big Problem for a Project Manager
Replies: 5
Views: 9175

Re: Big Problem for a Project Manager

Hi, I slept on this problem last night and to all intents and purposes I still believe you have been given a lame duck that could come back to bite you in the bum. But, lets assume you have no option but to not only take this problem on but also see it through to completion. I had a similar line man...
by satisfactionuk
Sun 13 Mar 2011 12:18 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Big Problem for a Project Manager
Replies: 5
Views: 9175

Re: Big Problem for a Project Manager

Hi, From the project work perspective the first thing that needs to be done is to re-write the whole package in one base language. Having done this then it needs to be completely analysed in order to produce the missing documentation. It is only at this point that you can fully understand the nitty ...
by satisfactionuk
Sat 12 Mar 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What's Your Best Project Management Tip?
Replies: 13
Views: 16939

Re: What's Your Best Project Management Tip?

Here are some really good tips on management of people. DO NOT TREAT PEOPLE LIKE CHILDREN OR WORSE STILL IDIOTS - THEY DONT LIKE IT!!! One of the biggest complaints I have ever heard on the shop floor was that managers treat workers like kids or in some extreme cases the anal retentive and somewhat ...