Project Manager and Talent A project’s success ultimately is with the talent of the team and the project manager. There are more team members, only one project manager, and the team carries the bulk of the work even if the project manager is responsible. The composition of the team is the very important. Talent constraints […]
Archive for December, 2014
Risk Management Class The course will train managers how to use assessment and prioritization techniques in creating a risk management plan. The course will also cover ways to evoke the potential risks from a team, and how to objectively assess the impact.
Tools and Improvement I have seen companies go through great gyrations to improve the efficiency and effectively of their projects and as a result their organization. For large distributed companies or company subsidiaries, the ability to easily share information and details can save considerable time and trauma. One example is recounted in a story about […]
Our book Project Management of Complex and Embedded Systems
Scrum Project Management book reviews
The early testimonials for our Configuration Management book out early next year.
We all need a little hope now and then. However, does it seem like hoping is becoming more of an “influence” on project than the planning, controlling and adapting?
By Shawn P. Quigley Needs and Motivation – Organization and the Individual In our article “Needs, wants, and motivation” we discussed the correlation between the needs of an organization and that of the individuals who comprise it. This would be an example of “The Macro fit” or job fit as commonly stated in the Human […]
Qualitative Testing Qualitative tests look for a change in a quality; for example, a color might change. Qualitative tests always involve the use of attributes rather than variables values (e.g., temperature). Consider the Kastle-Meyer test for the presence of blood–an archetype for qualitative forensic testing. The test is impressively quick and functions as a decision […]
by: Shawn P. Quigley and Jon M. Quigley Connection to Motivation We have previously discussed Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and touched on Herzberg’s motivators and hygiene. Now, let us take the two theories to the next level and apply them to the learning organization. If you are like me […]