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The USA Celebrates A Day of Thanks On Thursday
Why shouldn’t we be giving thanks to everything around us and not just those that are like-minded?
Every fourth Thursday marks national holiday in the U.S.A. of Thanksgiving.
On this day Thanks is given to many are usually to those that honored them in one form or another — clients, customers, friends, family…
There is a Principle That Magnifies the Positive Affects Basecamp Has with Project Management
Getting stuff done requires re-thinking how you are doing things now
This is the 2nd of what will be 7 articles of the software Basecamp.
Our first article, Basecamp Will Definitely Change the Way You Do Project Management, we discussed how 37Signals claim, “Making collaboration productive and enjoyable for people every day”, with Basecamp exceeds everyone’s expectations.
With 8+ million projects already under its belt, this software is definitely the software you wish you had on your past projects.
In today’s article, we will continue this series by discovering who is behind this great tool and how it came to be.
We will also discuss the principles behind Basecamp that makes it unique — and very adaptable to any size project, whether writing articles or performing a full-blown multi-product, multi-line enterprise implementation.
How Long Has It Been Since You Said “WOW!” About Any Software?
A series on re-thinking how Project Management is managed
When you land on the home page for 37signals, a company already renowned for its customer-centric collaboration software, you are greeted with
Making collaboration productive and
enjoyable for people every day.
Find out why this software is revolutionizing Project Management software by clicking the ‘read more‘ button…
We normally receive 4000 emails every day — this has trickled to a couple of hundred…
Needless to say, we’ve been having problems with our emails being sent (never being received)…
As well as emails you sent us (never being received)…
Until we have this situation corrected, if you are trying to reach us, or know someone that is, please use the following email address…
We thought a few times we had the situation corrected but wherever this Gremlin is residing, where going to find him (or her).
Thank you for your patience!read more
To all our readers, new and loyal…
Our host provider and all the other brands owned by EIG (Endurance International Group) experienced a very unique yet damaging situation on Friday, 2-August.
Seems there was a hardware failure that sent a domino affect through all their brands — shutting down nearly 3 million accounts and more than 12 million websites.
Though EIG did communicate what was happening, most of what was happening…read more
Customer Feedback Is the Strongest Source of Guidance
Introducing customer feedback into the development phase could keep the end product from being off-target
One of the most challenging aspects of delivering project solutions and getting a sign-off is to ensure that the customer is satisfied with the delivery of the solution.
However, that is the million dollar question.
Developing a strategy and execution is critical to the project closure in a satisfactory way.
As lead trainers in project management, we have realized that organizations, people and especially project managers forget the basic ingredient to successful service and product delivery execution.
The answer is simple…
Add customer feedback into the overall life cycle development.
Transactions and Services Become Effective Instead of a Process
Though originally created for manufacturing, Six Sigma has proven to be just as effective for organizations as well.
Manufacturing businesses and those that focus directly on customer or client care are quite different in many ways, including the way the principles of Six Sigma can best be utilized.
In a manufacturing company, the culture is very different.
It is very easy to focus on defects in business operations.
This is partly because the business operations rely heavily on machinery and tools.
Thus, it is quite simple to put the blame of a defect on a machine or other business system that depends greatly on the use of a tool or inanimate object.
In comparison, transactional and service processes are greatly dependent upon human decisions.
This distinction is what makes applying Six Sigma to businesses that focus on transactional and service processes most challenging.
Because businesses are different, not every strategy works as well for one as it does for another.
3 Critical Attributes to Ensure During Finalizing Project Management Team Players
You have selected your team but there is still one more thing to do before officially starting
Working with complex delivery solutions, it is critical to have a team that realizes the importance of timely delivery and sustainability of the project.
One of the greatest hazards faced in any project is lack of teambuilding and poor team coordination.
The teams that have individual players with outstanding performance achievements can hinder in developing, enhancing and maintaining quality and customer service delivery.
A leading human resource expert and works extensively with project management human resource professionals, Emily Cashione clearly states that leaders believe that since they own the strategy and vision, they own the results.
And this is a false notion.
Leadership is all about team building and ownership.
All projects require sound and professional team players. You have ample time to evaluate people during interview sessions. With over 10 years of experience in project management, service delivery and customer engagement, we have eventually created the three attributes required for any project management delivery. The three attributes can be used across different projects and across teams all over the world. Many of our clients use this model to finalize candidates for their teams.
Process Improvements Through Six Sigma Are a Must to Bring Into Line Effectiveness and Efficiency
But is this something you can learn on your own?
In case you are not familiar with Six Sigma, it is an approach to creating and delivering near perfect services and products.
The technique was developed by Motorola in 1986.
Since then, it has been used by some of the most successful and progressive companies in existence.
The concept of the approach is based on the idea that if ‘defects’ in processes can be discovered and systemically eliminated, the end result will be near perfection or close to zero defects.
This is obviously good for business and, therefore, certification in Six Sigma can make a job candidate very desirable to an employer.
With that in mind, many people are making the decision to learn Six Sigma.
Steps for Becoming Certified in Six Sigma
Today’s economic long-term outlook demands effectiveness as well as efficiency at all levels
Debbie started the series by discerning the difference of Lean Six Sigma vs. Six Sigma – Which Is for You? and continues here by discussing steps for becoming certified in Six Sigma. Next week we will have a couple of more articles on whether you should try to learn Six Sigma on your own as well as applying Six Sigma to transactions and services.
Learning the basis of the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control approach is the foundation of learning Six Sigma.
Training is the first step, but getting certified in Six Sigma requires much more.
It should be understood that there are various levels of Six Sigma certification, namely, Yellow, Green, Black, and Master Black Belts.
Most Six Sigma programs offer online or in-house exams for Yellow and Green Belt certifications.
Black Belt and Master Black Belt certifications are more involved, and include exams plus projects that involve the review of a portfolio.
When seeing the big picture, Six Sigma should be viewed as an ongoing project.
However, from a business standpoint, every level of quality improvement expertise is highly desirable.
Some certifications are worth framing!
Improved Quality is the Goal of Both Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma
What is the difference that makes Lean Six Sigma, lean?
Although most people are at least somewhat familiar with the concept behind Six Sigma, many are not clear on the differences between Lean Six Sigma and the more traditional Six Sigma system.
Both approaches strive to reduce any problems or defects in products or services, which of course, results in improved quality, but Lean Six Sigma has a focus on streamlining.
5 Ways Learning Six Sigma Can Help Elevate Your Business Reputation
To eliminate product and service problems, the process to get there needs to be assessed first.
Six Sigma is not a new concept.
In fact, it was developed in the 1980s by Motorola.
Six Sigma is a management philosophy that focuses on specific initiatives.
For instance, the primary objectives include setting goals or objectives, the collection of data, and detailed analysis processes.
The theory behind Six Sigma is that if you can detect flaws or defects in a process systematically, you can find ways to eliminate the problems.
In effect, this will result in perfection – or as close to it as possible.
Click the read more button to discover the 5 not-so-obvious benefits of using Six Sigma as shared by Debbie Allen…read more
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Email sucks the life and productivity out of enterprise workers.
It is a chaotic, disconnected communication silo that results in lost messages, forgotten documents, unmet work requests, and an unending conveyor belt of busy work.
Email is a significant drain on time and resources, particularly considering that 100 emails will occupy more than half of an enterprise workers day.
This significantly limits the time enterprise workers have to actually do their work.
Read more about empowering your employees to getting the task done…read more
Regardless of where you are in your career, which function you hold, and what your day-to-day responsibilities are, being a process-oriented individual is critical for optimal success. Processes create efficiencies, improve communication, give an organization a sense of structure, can guide companies through the toughest of times and the best of times, can prevent chaos from erupting in all types of scenarios. If a key employee leaves, if a company is scaling quickly, if a company is downsizing quickly, or if a new client is brought on board—all of these are scenarios in which having clear processes in place prior to the event will help transitions happen far more efficiently and smoothly, and keep business running as usual otherwise. If you don’t have appropriate processes in place for events like these, chaos can ensue quickly. Cara Aley provides some fabulous project management and process-oriented books that are well worth reading for the operations-driven individual.read more
The results of our month-long survey are now available, as well as news of some changes coming to The HRIS World.read more
The HRIS World is calling for writers for our blog. We are a professional blog that is read by 75+ countries and 10,000+ monthly, with nearly 50% of our audience being decision makers in their company or business. The other 50% is comprised mostly of admins, recent grads, and college students. Topics include, but are not limited to…read more
Change Management Expert Bill Matthies Shows Consumer Products Companies How to Achieve Goals in New Book, ‘The 7 Keys to Change’, Personal Empowerment Techniques Must Be Used to Help Employeesread more
Knowing and thoroughly understanding the skills of project management can help in a diverse array of fields and roles. However, learning the information is not as simple as just making the decision to become a project manager. In order to really know what you are doing, consider the following tips…read more
To better serve our audience’s needs, we are going to have an annual survey to keep better track of what you need, what you want, and what you are doing. Only 1 minute is needed for this survey (and is completly anonymous) at http://sdrv.ms/11zx59t.read more
ManpowerGroup: Create Environments that Develop Women Leaders — Women Remain Under-represented in Leadership Roles Despite Chronic Talent Shortages… (Labor shortage? what labor shortage???)read more
Change management is one of the trickier aspects of the Human Resource Information System (HRIS). Without proper planning and communication, managing change can quickly become a quagmire of objections and employee resistance. Careful planning prior to implementing change management strategies helps ease staff into new ways of thinking. Guest bloger Michael Deavon shares his insight into managing change without changing management.read more
If you are already working as a project manager, your busy work schedule will not allow you to attend classes on a regular basis. So you have to consider joining an online PMP Exam Prep course to acquire the knowledge and skills required to clear the certification exam. Guest blogger Sandhya Sriya discusses some important points to keep in mind, while comparing different PMP training providers.read more
These are very basic points that can assist any PM — Whether it’s your first project or your hundredth. Many times it is the simplest and basic of things that have tripped us up and caused more harm than good. Guest blogger Michael C. Deavon discusses 7 basic things the novice as well as veteran can use.read more
Mindjet Re-envisions Mobile for Professionals Who Manage Teams and Projects On-the-Go Mindjet ‘Tasks’ app combines elegant user experience with powerful features to unite mobile teams around critical work LONDON, November 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Mindjet® today announced the availability of their purpose-built app for mobile team and project management, Mindjet Tasks. The redesigned app has been completely reconfigured so that professionals can, with a swipe of a finger, manage team projects and tasks, at any time and from...read more