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Topics include how to manage a business and how to be a "manager." Management Ethics, Project Management, Managing Employees, Human Relations, Setting Employee Goals and Expectations, Management Training & Skill Builders, Management by Measurement, Company Policy Creation, Managing Creativity and Innovation, Company Politics, the Boardroom, Managing Growth Spurts or Downsizing, Managing Workplace Diversity and Cross-cultural Issues, Reading and Working with Company Financial Statements, and any other article related to managing a business or working with the management. * This sub-category should not include any articles related to management of a Home-Based-Business.
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Tips on preparing your team for a project

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 Julie Lord (July 02, 2018)  It does not matter what sort of project you are in charge of, you are going to need to make sure you have a thorough plan and that you have all of the right people on your team. Once you have done this, you need to make sure that your team is prepared. This involves getting your team in the correct habits and ensuring they are able to self-organise as well as deal with any cultural .. (Management)

How to limit and prevent dreaded scope creep

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 Julie Lord (August 03, 2017)  There is no denying that one of the most challenging aspects of being a project manager is scope creep. As your project goes on, clients will want to add more and more things to the mix. These changes can seem minor on the surface, but they all add up, and they can prevent a project from being delivered on time and to budget. With that in mind, read on to discover how to limit and .. (Management)

Five ways to boost the outcome of your enterprise project

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 Julie Lord (July 04, 2017)  Careful planning and execution are required for any enterprise project. Enterprise Project Management (EPM) is a specialised field that requires thinking, performing, and communicating in a specific way. The objective is to facilitate the organisation of your business’ resources in a manner that supplements the goals, strategy, mission, and vision that has been established by .. (Management)

Reasons to take a project management apprenticeship

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 Julie Lord (May 04, 2017)  If you have visions of being a project manager, or you are moving onto a role that features some aspects of project management, taking a project management apprenticeship is ideal. This offers a great way for you to gain the right balance of theory and real-life working practice. Below, we take a look at the benefits of project management apprenticeships in further detail. 1. A .. (Management)

How to get your project back on track

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 Julie Lord (March 03, 2017)  If your project is running behind schedule, it is important to get things back on track. This is something most project managers are likely to experience at some point, especially at the beginning of their career or if they have not had any formal project management training. Of course, there are situations that you simply cannot control that can lead to late delivery. It can be .. (Management)

Features and Benefits of Production Scheduling Software

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 Lora Davis (February 06, 2017)  Every manager and business leader is constantly challenged by the need to improve their employees’ efficiency. The key to achieving optimum employee efficiency is effective production planning and scheduling so everything is done in time and no deadlines or events are missed. Many organizations either ignore the wonders of production planning for their employees or use less .. (Management)

Project management 101: Dealing with company politics

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 Julie Lord (February 02, 2017)  As a project manager, you are going to have a lot to deal with during any project. There will be bumps in the road, and it is up to you to make sure that these bumps do not result in a complete disaster. One thing that you will often have to tackle is company politics. A lot of project managers underestimate just how much of an impact this can have. Below, we take a look at the .. (Management)

An introduction to agile project management

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 Julie Lord (February 02, 2017)  A lot of project managers opt to follow the agile methodology. If you are new to project management, you may be unsure regarding what agile project management is and whether it is right for you. Agile project management is a methodology that focuses on the continuous improvement in the development of a service or product by using short development cycles, known as sprints. Below, we .. (Management)

What to do when you receive a project change request

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 Julie Lord (August 03, 2016)  Learning how to deal with changes is something that is taught on everything from the APM Project Fundamentals course to the PMP training course. Unfortunately, change is a common factor of virtually all projects. You have to be extremely lucky to start and finish a project without being requested to change anything or alter the objectives. Keeping that in mind, we have put together the .. (Management)

Simple steps to recycle your technology and manage e-waste in your home

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 Julie Lord (March 11, 2016)  You would probably be shocked by how many gadgets you have around the house, from mobile phones and batteries, to different cables and memory sticks. That is without even mentioning the big technology products, such as televisions, music systems, and even fridges, and microwaves. All of these items have an electronic element, and thus they need to be managed effectively to ensure they .. (Management)

Making The Shift To A Lean Business

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 Brijesh Singha (November 05, 2015)  We have actually all seasoned or listened to tales about a company that has a “bang dunk" chance for a double-digit profit from a brand-new business win. The business submits its quote confident it has the right plant- a prize-winning, quality-focused, lean production procedure- pertinent design encounter, previous success dealing with the specified fabrics, as well as existing .. (Management)

10-Recommendations for Lean Production Application Success

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 Brijesh Singha (October 27, 2015)  1. FOCUS ON LONG TERM OUTCOMESLean is not a one- or two-quarter dedication. It takes one to 2 years to create the necessary drive, as well as from there your quest will last for life. Yes, devices such as kaizen can give really quick and considerable renovation. But, without making the effort to imple- ment a program that generates sustainable benefits, procedure boost- ments gained by .. (Management)

What's hiding under our waters?

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 Brijesh Singha (October 26, 2015)  My day work involves much draining of water to subject just what exists listed below or by cleansing as well as sweeping and organizing things. No, I am not a water disaster recuperation professional or a house-keeper. I am an educator of the Toyota Production System. Excess stock typically means an organization is struggling to hand over stock and make sales. It likewise brings about .. (Management)

List of FAQ's about PRINCE2

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 Julie Lord (September 14, 2015)  If you're considering going into project management, or you're already a project manager there's no doubt you will have heard about PRINCE2. The method is regularly learnt by PM's in project management courses and has many benefits. PRINCE2 FAQ'S What Does It Stand For? PRINCE stands for Projects In Controlled Environments. The 2 signifies the improved version of the method. What Is .. (Management)

A Basic Six Sigma History

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 Julie Lord (September 14, 2015)  When undertaking project management training, or simply working in the project management field you will more than likely have studied or at least heard about Six Sigma. It is important to understand the methodology properly in order to make the most of it, but actually knowing the basics of the history is useful as well. Sigma So where does the Sigma come from? Well, in the 1920's the . (Management)

Index of 8 Core Industrties

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 Brijesh Singha (August 20, 2015)  Index of Eight Core Industrties 1. The summarized Index of Eight Core Industries with 2004-05 base is given at the Annexure. 2. The 8 core industries have a combined weight of 37.90 percent in the Index of Industrial Manufacturing (IIP). The combined Index was 154.6 in December 2012 with a development rate of 2.6 % as compared to their 4.9 % growth in December 2011. The decrease in .. (Management)

Does Your Household Requirements an Obeya Space?

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 Brijesh Singha (August 19, 2015)  At 7 p. m. on a Sunday in Hidden Springs, Idaho, the six participants of the Starr household were taking a seat to the highlight of their week: the family meeting. The Starrs are a regular American household, with their share of daily family members problems. David is a software engineer; his other half, Eleanor, cares for their four youngsters, ages 10 to 15. One of the children has .. (Management)

IIP agreements 0.1 % in November 2012, increases odds for price cut

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 Brijesh Singha (August 19, 2015)  IIP agreements 0.1 % in November 2012, increases odds for price cut India's index of industrial manufacturing (IIP) got to a four-month low of 0.1 per cent in Nov 2012, after expanding at a sturdy 8.3 per cent in October, because of a poor performance by the manufacturing and mining markets as well as a decline in manufacturing of funding goods. The numbers have actually nicked hopes of . (Management)

How To Delegate Difficult Tasks Like A Pro

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 Julie Lord (July 19, 2015)  As a project manager, you need to delegate - it's a key part of your job. All project management training courses cover effective delegation, and that's because it is such an integral part of being a PM - so it's something you need to be OK with from the get go. However, delegating can be a difficult thing to do when you have to push your team and perhaps ask them to go above and .. (Management)

To Achieving Project Manager Status

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 Julie Lord (July 19, 2015)  Whether you're still going through project manager training courses, or you're in employment looking to become a project manager, there are lots of ways to achieve project manager status. A good mix of skills, determination and experience will help you go far - this isn't an easy industry to be part of but it is incredibly rewarding. Here are some tips to help you achieve project .. (Management)

10 Recommendations for Lean Production Application Success

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 Brijesh Singha (July 10, 2015)  FOCUS ON LONG TERM OUTCOMES Lean is not a one- or two-quarter dedication. It takes one to two years to build the necessary momentum, as well as from there your journey will certainly last for life. Yes, tools such as kaizen can give quite fast and also significant improvement. Yet, without taking the time to carry out a process that produces sustainable advantages, process improvements . (Management)

The Basics of Managing a Small Project

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 Julie Lord (June 19, 2015)  You might have just started out as a newbie project manager so you company is assigning you small projects or you might simply be running a personal project such as renovating or building a house. Either way projects form part of many of our lives and they will run smoother, and cause you less stress, if you remember the basics of all successful projects. There are many project .. (Management)

The Importance of Personal Presentation

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 Julie Lord (June 19, 2015)  When you are working as a project manager, there are many skills you will need in order to be successful in your career. While there are many things you can learn from project management training courses, there are some aspects of the job that simply come as an expectation to your employer. As with many professions, when you work in the project management industry, a good standard of .. (Management)

Project Managers Must Stay Calm

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 Julie Lord (May 16, 2015)  Project management training provides you with great communication, organisation and leadership skills, as well as a great understanding of a project management framework and standard methodologies. However, project management training cannot provide you with the ability to cope with stress, and let's be honest, it's a skill you need because project management can be incredibly .. (Management)

Make Your Brainstorming Sessions Epic

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 Julie Lord (April 22, 2015)  Does your latest project require only the most innovative thinking? Could your team do with working in a different way to make the most of their creative skillsets? Project management training courses can teach you the basics, but sometimes you need to switch up your brainstorming techniques dependent on the project in hand. Brainstorming can be a really excellent way to find truly .. (Management)

Get Rid Of Key Project Management Obstacles Once And For All

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 Julie Lord (March 20, 2015)  Project management training prepares you for a lot of issues you are likely to come across when fulfilling the role of a project manager. And it is important to learn how to pre-empt as many of those issues as possible in order to remove or reduce any risks they pose to the project. There are key issues that every project manager encounters during their job role, and a huge proportion .. (Management)

The Best Project Management Apps

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 Julie Lord (February 16, 2015)  An amazing project manager will always have an amazing selection of the best project management apps, because, well, why not? Technology is there for the taking, so why not use it to your advantage and make life easier using the best project management apps available? Project management courses always include sections on organisation because you must be extremely organised to be great .. (Management)

Project Management - Easy Ways to Irritate your Team

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 Julie Lord (January 15, 2015)  It can be all too easy to irritate team members without knowing you're doing it. As a project manager, it is important you avoid this at all costs as you need your team on board. The role of a project manager is one that other members of the team look up to and aspire to. Project management training can teach you how to be a good role model for your team and how to avoid some of the .. (Management)

How to Plan Your Project Online

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 Julie Lord (December 20, 2014)  The ever increasing use of the Internet has widened the vast opportunity for businesses to improve the way they operate and changed the way they function on a day-to-day basis. In terms of project management, planning and completing projects online provides an infinite amount of benefits. Almost any part of managing a project - from creating a project management framework to .. (Management)

Making a Project Communication Plan

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 Michelle Symonds (November 20, 2014)  In order to make your communication strategy as effective possible, you should make a communication plan. Here are some tips on how to do this effectively. In project management, communication is essential. You must be able to communicate well with your seniors, fellow managers and the team you are leading. And of course you must be able to communicate effectively with stakeholders. .. (Management)

5 Things That You Will Really Love About Serviced Offices

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 Maria Marilyn Madrid (October 14, 2014)  Falling in love with some of the things that we use or tinker with is not difficult to achieve. This usually happens when you enjoy several benefits that do not only tickle your mind but is so unquantifiable too. So if you are looking for an ideal office space, you do not have to stress yourself by considering several traditional office spaces which can contribute to business. Let this .. (Management)

Task Ownership Boosts Employee Engagement

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 Maria Marilyn Madrid (October 12, 2014)  Have you ever dreamt of a perfect employee who is so dedicated and enthusiastic about work? How about wishing that your employee has a strong emotional bond with your company? Are these employees just a myth? Well, no need to wish for a genie because we have ways to make your employees become more engaged into your business. To better grasp this subject, let us discuss what is employee . (Management)

Performance Targets: Clear Objectives or Arbitrary Measures?

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 Maria Marilyn Madrid (October 12, 2014)  Is your employee performance target being based on clear objectives or just on arbitrary measures? These are some of the most dilemmas every company is facing nowadays. So let me start by discussing what performance targets are and why companies need to set up performance targets in the first place. Performance Targets Performance targets are objectives that are set by a company to .. (Management)

Importance Of Portfolio Management Software

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 James Darrel (June 09, 2014)  To start with portfolio management relates to the process of analysing the strengths, opportunities, weakness and threats for performing a lot of tasks which are related to the portfolio of an individual or organisation to maximise the output. It mainly helps in selecting various tradeoffs like growth vs. safety or equity vs.debt and so on. Thismanagement of portfolios are done by type .. (Management)

Bitcoin Remains Volatile Option for Investors

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 Chelsea Hackett (April 25, 2014)  For those who have not been following the saga of Crypto Currency, Bitcoin and Litecoin, it may come as a surprise that currencies with no intrinsic value remain a volatile commodity for investors. For those who have been keeping up with conversion rates for digital currency using sites such as Alfa Cashier, however, it is clear that the very volatility that has defined pseudo-currency .. (Management)

The Importance of PMP Certification Training

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 Bruce Markey (March 27, 2014)  PMP certification is a very important step in a project manager’s career, as it helps to prove the efficiency and management skills of a person. Nowadays, many employers feel confident to recruit a person with this certification. If experienced personnel attend the training and pass this certification exam, then he or she has a chance to shine well in his or her career, and there .. (Management)

Custom E-Learning Development: The Benefits

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 Bruce Markey (March 11, 2014)  Training and development programs constitute an inseparable part of any business firm. Custom e-learning development requires money as well as time of the firms. In traditional methodology, a lot of money was wasted on printing materials given to the employees. New mode of learning came into play with advancements of technology and this method came to be known as e-learning methodology. . (Management)

From To Do Lists to Managing Projects The Path From Personal to Professional

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 Lucian Ioan (November 20, 2013)  Personal life is a good place to start testing the managing skills and also to improve them. Once someone gets to the point when he thinks he is the master of his day by day life he can start extending his skills on his professional life. No one was born an expert. We all start from low and through study, hard work and exercise will eventually get there. But in time and with .. (Management)

4 Common Mistakes That Can Lead To Project Failure

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 Michelle Symonds (November 20, 2013)  Project management by its nature is a balancing act. It requires an understanding of many different facets of business, the industry, and the clients overall goal. The most common cause of failure on projects is when this balance is disrupted, usually by neglecting or focusing solely on a single aspect to the detriment of others. Here are a few of the more common traps project .. (Management)

The Secret To Keeping Your Employees Happy

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 Keith Barrett (March 19, 2013)  Most successful business owners know that it's absolutely critical to have a team of highly skilled, dedicated employees in place. You want to be able to rely on these people and to know that everything is going according to plan. But what happens when productivity levels start to drop? This is an interesting consideration and it can often be a little too tempting to blame individuals. .. (Management)

Managing A Team Is Not Always Easy

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 Keith Barrett (February 26, 2013)  Whether you have previous management experience or not, managing a team can be a challenge for anyone. There are several broad categories of management style: 1. Coercive - you tend to incentivize good behaviour and results and drive performance by repeatedly mentioning bonuses, commissions or promotion prospects. 2. Disciplinarian - you are a stickler for the rules and will not .. (Management)

Maximising ROI from IT Program Management

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 Ramy Stuart (February 19, 2013)  Companies decide to outsource IT Program Management, for many reasons. There are several challenges in doing in in-house. Also, the in-house IT team seldom has the time to perform these activities, independently. Moreover they may not have the expertise, either. Companies have learnt it the hard way and that too after investing huge money that outsourcing IT program Management is the .. (Management)

First Person: Our Small Business Was Too Far Ahead of the Times

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 Cj Mackey (January 31, 2013)  Years ago, long before it became a commodity service, my husband and I recognized the value of providing off-site data backup for home and small business users. We both worked in the technology field and had seen the cost of storage go way down, and recognized we could offer the service at a low cost. We incorporated our business, purchased hardware and started marketing. The business .. (Management)

How To Increase Productivity – Choosing The Right Project Management Software

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 Lucian Ioan (January 29, 2013)  Every person at some point in his life starts to feel the need to get more organized for a better productivity. Some have this revelation sooner, others later and a few of them will never have such needs… Depending on each individual a better organized work style may be reflected in the use of different productivity tools: pencil and paper, To Do lists, task management software .. (Management)

Advantages and disadvantages of management consultant

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 Rodney Wincaster (January 28, 2013)  With the rate of computer usage sky rocketing in the present day world, it is not surprising to see the growing need for management consultants in various industries. The number of individuals working in many industries mostly in the IT industry has long crossed the maximum limits and managing such huge companies and their activities becomes a Herculean task. This is when the role of .. (Management)

PMP Certification What One Should Look For

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 Sophia Madison (January 28, 2013)  A project manager is tasked with ensuring that every cog, in every wheel, of an assignment occurs smoothly, efficiently and timely. Practitioners in the field make the task seem effortless. However, others, aspiring to take on the managerial job, should join reputed Project Management Programs. PMP Certification Bangalore helps to build skills and shape one’s credibility to carry .. (Management)

3 Things To Consider For Building Your Channel Plan

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 Walt Robertson (January 23, 2013)  If you're interested in building your Channel Plann, you have to find out the right steps to follow. Actually, Channel marketing is quite helpful when thinking about serving your channel partner in generating interest and furthermore creating awareness for your products or even services. You just need to to assess the viable allocation of joint sources in order to comprehend a mutual .. (Management)

Project Scheduling and PMP Certification in India

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 Sophia Madison (January 22, 2013)  Every project management story is based on success or failure of a schedule. Hence, it’s vital to learn project scheduling, its necessities and its importance. Scheduling, as veterans of the field would know, is not about time allocation only; it involves other fundamentals such as taking risks and impediments into account and the most importantly, being realistic about time .. (Management)

PMP Certification Knowledge of Training & Experience

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 Sophia Madison (January 15, 2013)  There is a great saying that is oft repeated, “With great power comes great responsibility, ” which holds true even for the professionals of Project Management Training. Most PMP professionals are willing to take on many responsibilities of their projects happily as well as eagerly. But, the truth of the matter is: To achieve power and responsibility a project management .. (Management)

PMP Training helps one to be a successful Leader

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 Sophia Madison (January 09, 2013)  No organization can survive without people. It is a fact that is well-established in every employer’s mind. But, every employer also understands and practices the thought that people need to be trained and efficient at their jobs to be an asset to their organizations. This brings up the necessity of PMP Training for individuals in the field of project management. Like any other .. (Management)




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