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by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Tue 23 Oct 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Interview Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 5557

Re: Interview Presentation

Hi there, I believe a good start could be to relate the term "challenging" (as a project characteristic) to complexity. Then define complexity in relation to the actual properties of the project. For instance, you may have technical complexity, organisational complexity and social complexi...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Thu 11 Oct 2012 9:18 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Planner Software
Replies: 7
Views: 9443

Re: Project Planner Software

Hi Duncan,

I have just uploaded the file for you. Hope you find it useful.
Regards

Mohamed Benmerikhi
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Wed 10 Oct 2012 8:26 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Planner Software
Replies: 7
Views: 9443

Re: Project Planner Software

Hi Duncan,

Sure I can post the template provided the system supports big size files, otherwise i can email you.

Take care
Mohamed Benmerikhi
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Tue 09 Oct 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Planner Software
Replies: 7
Views: 9443

Re: Project Planner Software

Hi Ian, It is true that there are a lot of software packages out there. I have recently done a template for comapring Project Management software packages. I managed to draft a list of about a hundred and classified them by their attributes. I can post it to you if you provide me with your email add...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Fri 05 Oct 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Answer to Project Life Cycle Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 6965

Re: Answer to Project Life Cycle Questions

Hi Hashim, A project whose lifecycle wuold be straight line is a deterministic project with irreversible stages. This means that while you are progressing in the lifecycle model, there is no going back, no feedback loop. For example, baking a cake could be regarded as a project whose lifecycle is a ...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Wed 03 Oct 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: A Project Manager's Resume
Replies: 2
Views: 5618

Re: A Project Manager's Resume

Hi Jessica, My advise to you would be to highlight the competencies you acquired while working in the project management field. Recruiters are always on the search for specific skills related to the PM discipline. Specifically, I believe the following list is worth considering: Intercultural managem...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Wed 03 Oct 2012 10:42 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Overbudget
Replies: 2
Views: 4624

Re: Overbudget

Hi there, Going overbudget is a common occurrence in projects, especially complex projects. Intuitively, the first steps that might be recommended would be as follows: 1. Identify whether the budget overrun is within the 10% contingency, 2. If yes then exercising rigorous budget control for the rema...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Wed 03 Oct 2012 10:27 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Iron Triangle for Evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 3976

Re: Iron Triangle for Evaluation

Hi Gav, In the Iron triangle, the elements of time, cost and scope interact in a way that positions the central preference of a Project Manager in the centre of the triangle. So if you imagine that there is a centre point in the triangle, then this would be your target. Therefore, any attempt to sta...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Wed 26 Sep 2012 10:47 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Advice on Moving From Graphic Designer to Project Manager
Replies: 5
Views: 11028

Re: Advice on Moving From Graphic Designer to Project Manager

Hi there, I enjoyed the additional information on the requirements for UK Project manager employment and just want to build on the topic. The project coordinator position is indeed a good starting position from which one can leverage their knowledge and expertise. However, i believe that a whole spe...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Wed 26 Sep 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: Competitive Advantage - Michael E Porter
Replies: 1
Views: 31700

Re: Competitive Advantage - Michael E Porter

Hi there, A great refreshing reminder of the popularity of Porters forces and competitive strategy. In today's complex and globalised economy there has been much greater emphasis on the role a firm's resources play. The resource-based view (RBV) offers a sound explanation of the competitive advantag...