Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Scoping Problem in Complex Environments

I have scoped many projects – but mainly software applications. In most cases, these applications were standalone or had very specific integration points. However, more integration can lead to much greater challenge in scoping the project. Continue reading

Seven Options for Building Skills for Your Job

Having the right skills is key to discovering your desire job. Discover the skills companies want and how your own abilities evaluate. Getting stock of your skills will allow you to explain them well to employers. You’ll also recognize the skills you need to create to get on the path to building a thriving profession. Continue reading

What are your skill gaps?

As you progress in your career, there are certain things that propel your career forward...and certain things that can hold it back! This post is about what holds you back - and what you can do about it - as it is a universal truth that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Continue reading

Three Essential Techniques to Manage Schedule

To manage a schedule, the venture manager must know how the work is progressing compared to the master schedule and, if necessary, make changes to keep the project on time.These techniques can be used in a stand-alone manner or in mixtures. Continue reading

Portfolio 101 – Six Reasons to re-Authorize Projects

When projects get approved they should be placed on a pipeline until the organization has the capacity to staff the project. It might seem that once a project makes it through the approval process there is a commitment to start. This is not the case. There is one more step that has to happen before a project can actually start – authorization. Continue reading

Use These Six Techniques Provide Meaningful Performance Feedback

When a company does not have a methodical strategy for providing feedback to workers, managers have no incentive to do so. Providing meaningful employee feedback is not just an art, but one of the most important features of a manager. In this type of conversation this article highlights some basic techniques that can assist you. Continue reading