General Management

Office Hours

Importance of Punctuality and Core Hours

Discipline is a mandatory part of professional growth in stature, especially in Project Management. As a Project Manager, it is part of my job not only to adopt discipline in my professional life but also to translate the same into my team as well.  In order to follow your team, there should be clearly defined...


EDGE

E.D.G.E

The whole reason to go through the planning process is to gain an edge and for that, all the vital elements are categorized to form E.D.G.E. (Engagement, Directives, Goals, Excellence). E – Engagement: This element refers to the engagement of all the stakeholders and resources required to perform the assignment. Both the people you work with...


vision

V.I.S.I.O.N

As discussed earlier, the framework can be either developed or adopted with some sort of modifications but the important thing to align it with the organization’s vision, values and strategy, etc. Keeping that in mind V.I.S.I.O.N can be considered as the baseline in developing or adopting any framework. V.I.S.I.O.N (Visualize, Identify, Structure, Implement, Operate, Nurture) is...


Transforming Way of Working

Organizations across the globe are focusing on transformation using digital technologies and advanced analytics to unlock new dimensions of productivity, flexibility, and speed for improvements in customer-focused delivery. An organizational business-revolution-in-the-transformation is greatly accelerating to simply the business complexity through new channels, new capabilities and new ways of value delivery. Agile new-way-of-working and continuous innovations...


Line Managers

The Multi-Manager

“Experience of working with multiple managers simultaneously” During the early part of my career, I believe that I was very lucky to have a chance to work in a large PMO. The employer also had very well-defined processes in place and because of that, there were always a lot of things to learn. But despite...


Generalist

Generalized Specialist Approach

The concept of ‘Agility in General’ or ‘General Agility’ is broadly classified under the agile umbrella which expresses constant inspection and adaptation. Large complex projects in distributed environment generate the strong need of generalized framework and practices. A generalist is a jack-of-all-trades but a master of none, whereas a generalizing specialist is a jack-of-all-trades...


Ideas

Management Ideas: Yesterday and Today

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that knowledge of management past history to shed light for a better understanding of current management theory and practice. The practice of management has always reflected historical times and societal conditions. Several recent management concepts and practices can be traced back to the early management theories. The...


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Lost Cause

The Lost Cause

Generally, it is a common practice for Project Managers to go along with any project assigned to them. Saying “No” to any project assignment is considered as a sin for the Project Manager but for me, it is totally opposite. I think that turning down any project, based on valid factual and logical reasons,...


Governance

3rd Party Project Governance

“4 eyes” concept is one of the most important practices I learned in my career. It means that all formal communication should be reviewed by another person before sharing it with the intended person. The more I practiced this concept, the more benefits I experienced.  The “Project Governance” is based on the same  concept of...


Annual Leaves

Time Out

In all parts of the world, one thing that every professional agrees about is the importance of “Leaves” despite everyone having different plans and strategies regarding them. The concept of leaves, for most professionals, is mainly that it's “Paid holidays where you finish your personal tasks”. For me, annual leaves are much more than “Paid...