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Don’t Avoid the Mandatory Things

Undoubtedly, organizations around the world strive and aim for achieving excellence in order to get ahead of their competitors. But at the same time the most important factor of all calculations is the profitability. This means that the primary focus is on the finances and this often ends up in cutting down the costs...


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Losing Depression through Writing

It is natural human psychology to feel annoyed and sometimes depressed when faced with some issue or challenge in life. There may be many ways to reduce this tension. Mostly people rely on engaging their minds in something to take their attention away from the issue or situation, in order to reduce the tension.  One...


Strong

Something that makes you Strong

“Something that doesn't kill you, makes you stronger”.Life is all about unpredictable and unexpected events which can be both good and bad ones. Good events are always easy and nobody really cares about them and mostly take them for granted. The real challenge always lies when you are going through a bad patch. That...


Kanban

Philosophy behind Kanban

Imagine yourself driving in a single lane and then reaching a wider road with four different lanes. The wider road is automated and allows the next car to take any of the free lanes out of the four. The same concept goes into the Kanban to allow efficient flow of traffic.  Kanban was initially designed...


traditional vs Agile

Traditional vs Agile

In recent years, Agile Methodologies have gathered a lot of attention and have managed to attain a substantial level of popularity as well. The level of importance can be realized from the fact that PMI has now added a good portion of Agile methodologies in the updated version of the PMP exam. Both, Traditional...


First Time Agility

I was into my 8th year working as a Software Developer. Throughout my career, I had worked under traditional project management methodologies. Recently I heard that some modern project management methodology, known as “Agile” is getting a lot of attention. Personally I was not too thrilled to explore more as I was very much...


Audit

Benefiting from Audits

Maintaining high level quality is as important as getting to that level. Regular audits ensure the effectiveness of implemented processes to achieve the desired level of quality. Organizations widely acknowledge this fact and it has become an industry norm to attain certain Quality and Process related organizational level certifications. These certifications are mandatory baseline...


Responsibility

Responsibility, Authority and Accountability

As you grow in stature, the level of responsibility, responsibility and accountability increases accordingly. From the outside, the only focus is on authority. For a normal person having a senior position in an organization means having more power and much more opportunities to enjoy that position. But reality is the other way around, as...


Enjoy

Enjoy to Excel

One core thing that I have learned through my professional experience is that in order to excel in your field, you have to enjoy what you do. If you are not enjoying your professional life, then it means you are only going through the motions. In such situations, you just go to your workplace,...


Documentation

Why Consultants are better at Documentation?

The concept of hiring a consultant is fast getting attention around the world and organizations are recognizing the very need for it. The engagement may range from simple document formatting to full scale Organizational Governance. I have discussed the importance of having a consultant in my other article “The Necessary Evil: Project Management Consultant”.  One...