Understanding Balanced Score Card
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Understanding Balanced Score Card

Balanced Score Card   What is the difference between Dimension and Measures? In business intelligence (BI) there are two terms, Dimension, and Measures. Dimension is something which can be used for filtering, grouping purpose like department name, employee name, location, severity, priority, etc. The measure is something on which you can perform mathematical and statistical…

Interpersonal Skills for a project manager
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Interpersonal Skills for a project manager

Nontechnical skills every project manager needs Interpersonal Skills To succeed in any profession you need to strike a balance between the art and science of that profession. Science is about processes, practices, techniques, tools, logic, etc. But art is about knowing what else is required to complete the work. It works as a glue between…

Best Practices of Project Management

Best Practices of Project Management

40 Commandments of Project Management In this article, I am trying to put Best Practices of Project Management in the form of 40 Commandments of Project Management. Project management is a complete subject like marketing, finance, or operation. It is not possible to bind do and don’t of this profession in certain commandments. But to…

Customer is King

Customer is King

Settling Superiority of Customer Vendor Relationship Customer Vendor Relationship As a project manager, we are working for someone and we are taking service of someone. So, we are customer and vendor both. We hear from our seniors, elders, and society that a “customer is a god“. In some other cultures, we say a “customer is…

Why Agile is popular in project management?

Why Agile is popular in project management?

Agile Project Management Why Agile is popular in project management? We know that Agile practices are not new but the relevance of these practices in the 21st century is more. There are 200+ agile practices and all practices cannot be applied to all projects. Due to this reason experts have grouped agile practices and named…

Project Manager Responsibilities

Project Manager Responsibilities

Project Manager Responsibilities & Skills Required Who are Project Managers? A project manager is a person accountable for accomplishing the project objectives. The project objectives are defined by project stakeholders and they are negotiated and agreed upon with the project manager. Project objectives are related to either of these 6 aspects namely cost, quality, time,…

Waterfall Methodology vs Agile
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Waterfall Methodology vs Agile

Agile and Waterfall The debate of Waterfall Methodology vs Agile is one of the longest running debate in the project management world. In 20th millennia people supporting waterfall were winning and in 21st millennia people supporting agile are winning. What is the Waterfall Method? The waterfall model is a sequential uni-directional step approach, in which…

Change Request in Project Management

Change Request in Project Management

Change Request Management    Introduction Project is an instrument of change. Hence during the project lifecycle changes are inevitable. Therefore Change Request in Project Management is an extremely important process in any project. Uncertainties in a project can be managed by using the concept of “Progressive Elaboration” and “Rolling Wave Planning” techniques. As a project…

Behaviors that lead to Exceptional performance
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Behaviors that lead to Exceptional performance

Behaviour that leads to Exceptional performance Here are key important behaviors that can make one a go-getter with a happy personal life, provided one understands them thoroughly and able to implement them. This article is inspired by several sources, books, articles & obviously my own lifestyle.  What others think about is lessor important than what…

Understanding Project Management like a Kid

Understanding Project Management like a Kid

Disclosure: This is a complete made case with made-up numbers. The only purpose of this article is to help readers (non-technical, non-project professionals, beginner) understand key concepts of a project. This is a very simplistic view of the project therefore take it as a pinch of salt and do not assume that project management is…