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by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Tue 19 Feb 2013 10:49 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Change of Career
Replies: 4
Views: 7637

Re: Change of Career

Hi there, The first thing that comes to mind is aquiring some familiarity with the fundamental principles of project management. You can get hold of some material through websites. But here's some references that I found particularly interesting: 1. PMBOK (Project Management Book Of Knowldge) earlie...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Mon 11 Feb 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Getting the Better of a Negative Culture
Replies: 6
Views: 8465

Re: Getting the Better of a Negative Culture

In addition to my previous intervention, see if you can find out if your team members have had any kind of appraisal. It might provide you with more information as to how to tackle the issue with respect to performance of individuals within your project team.

Mohamed Benmerikhi
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Mon 11 Feb 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Getting the Better of a Negative Culture
Replies: 6
Views: 8465

Re: Getting the Better of a Negative Culture

Hi there, First of all I very much sympathise with your position. It is indeed a difficult situation to handle. I have experienced a somewhat similar situation. Senior management is not always interested to know, they might turn around and say, well you're the project manager, you should have the ab...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Fri 11 Jan 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Discussion of: PMBOK (4th Ed.) - Chapter 1
Replies: 2
Views: 4639

Re: Discussion of: PMBOK (4th Ed.) - Chapter 1

HI there,

Thanks for the thought. It is a great idea. I have recently ordered the book and should expect to receive it soon. However, it would be a good idea to know which chapter you wish to discuss at the present time?

It is always a good idea to bounce ideas around.

Regards
Mohamed Benmerikhi
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Fri 21 Dec 2012 10:18 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Terminology for Due and Actual Dates?
Replies: 3
Views: 6505

Re: Terminology for Due and Actual Dates?

Hi there,

I think in either case, you must have reference dates. These are specified in scheduling. Now if there is a float on certain activities, or the project uses CCPM, then special terms are used for these dates.

CCPM: Critical Chain Project Management

Regards
Mohamed benmerikhi
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Sat 15 Dec 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Earned Value Management
Replies: 4
Views: 7868

Re: Earned Value Management

Forgot a little something:

EVM is also more of an approach that stakeholders integrate into the reporting system. It seems to reassure them that things are evolving according to their predictions or initial conditions.

Mohamed Benmerikhi
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Sat 15 Dec 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Earned Value Management
Replies: 4
Views: 7868

Re: Earned Value Management

Hi there, Quite often, EVM is part of a reporting system that evaluates progress against pre-established forscasts. The frequency of using EVM can be thought to be linked to how often a progress report is required. Therefore, this approach combines well with forecasting and reporting. Another issue ...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Tue 04 Dec 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Risk Examples
Replies: 2
Views: 5605

Re: Risk Examples

Hi there, Risk and uncertainty can easily be confused used interchangeably. Quite wrongly though. Here's what I think: Risk relates to a situation where an event is known, but the probability of its occurence is unknown. Uncertainty is when both events and their associated probabilities are unknown....
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Fri 30 Nov 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Replies: 7
Views: 46297

Re: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Hi there, Many thanks these comments have been very enlightening for me and I am seriously thinking of acquiring the book. May I add a little personal thought on points 4 and 6. 4. Solve the greatest number of requirements with the least amount of effort possible. Be creative: Although this ia a ref...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Fri 23 Nov 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Change of Career From IT into Project Management
Replies: 6
Views: 8881

Re: Change of Career From IT into Project Management

Hi there, Pragmatically speaking, an entry into the profession of Project Management requires an understanding of the basic fundamentals. However, to start with, even an admin position in a project environment can be a good start and a stimulating experience. Soon after that, one would come to terms...