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Risk Management Short Course

Musings on Project Management

Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Need a quick introduction to risk management? Don't have much time for this? Try this very short course on risk management (no math required!). Risk management short course from John Goodpasture. Read my contribution to the Flashblog Risk Management

Kooks and Leaders

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Antonio Garcia Martinez Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Have a mad vision and you’re a kook. Get a crowd to believe in it as well and you’re a leader. Read my contribution to the Flashblog leadership Quotations

“When will this Software Project Ever Be Done?”

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As she recounted: “Software is eating the world” and examples include: Amazon disrupting book sales and now other retail. Does this question sound familiar? If you get asked it regularly then you may be part of the mainstream transformation from software projects to products. It’s coming and it's going to turn many roles, certifications and in some cases entire companies on their heads.

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Fourth of July

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This office is closed on 4 July due to circumstances beyond our control Sign on British Consulate in the USA Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've writtenBuy them at any online book retailer! Read my contribution to the Flashblog Quotations

SCRUM is about people

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Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Looking to hone your people skills and tie into SCRUM? Here's a seminar -- free even you are not a member -- that is more or less on the theme: "SCRUM is about people". Read my contribution to the Flashblog agile human factors

Math at Christmas time

Musings on Project Management

Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! You know, I wrote a book on quantitative methods in project management. But somehow I missed covering these equations! Best Wishes for the Holidays! Read my contribution to the Flashblog christmas

More on technical debt

Musings on Project Management

Here's two postings worth the read on things you can do to deal with technical debt: Phillipe Krutchen Concrete things you can do about your technical debt Scott Adler 11 Strategies for Dealing With Technical Debt Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! I'm not shy about recommending the other guy's stuff. Read agile

Projects and project management in Serbia

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million square meters of offices, retails, hotels and luxury apartments. Last week I visited Serbia. It was my first visit and I realized how limited my knowledge about this country and the region is. The city of Belgrade impressed me a lot, a major hub at the confluence of Sava and Danube river. Later the Austrian Empire occupied the country. 30 years ago the first association was formed.

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Invested in Sustainability as a PM? You should be!

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Within this commercial sample, 579 survey respondents self-identified as investors: Most were strategic (39%), institutional (24%), or retail (11%) investors. Many executives embrace the conventional wisdom that mainstream investors care little about an organization’s performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics. Why should they? Where’s the project connection? Yes.

Do you understand pressure?

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Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with the job Thomas Edison, Inventor Bookmark this on Delicious. Read my contribution to the Flashblog Project Management Quotations

Math problems

Musings on Project Management

Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Want some more keen insights like that one? Try this: Bookmark this on Delicious. Read my contribution to the Flashblog books

Remembering on Memorial Day

Musings on Project Management

US cemetary at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France (Photo by author) Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! The last Monday in May is Memorial Day in the USA. A day we remember those who served, those who left it on the field, those who did not come back. Read my contribution to the Flashblog

How To Work From Home Successfully

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At one end of the spectrum, there are traditional jobs – retail and the trades, for instance – that are highly unlikely to provide the work from home option. Image Credit: Work From Home Success (Pixabay.com). Working from home is a hot topic for staff and managers at many companies. The case for working from home is clear. Yet many people struggle to do it effectively.

Do you know, really know….?

Ron Rosenhead

– It is pretty common in the retail sector so why not ask your client and include questions about you and your personal performance. The project manager had no view at all of his performance and no development needs were discussed. How do I know? He told me that he had not had the usual performance management review nor sat with anyone to produce a personal development plan.

The Case for Project Portfolio Management

Jez Lister

For example, within a banking environment it may make sense to have portfolio categories such as Retail Banking, Business Banking, Mobile Banking, General Insurance, Infrastructure etc. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) has gained widespread interest from many organisations over recent years. What is the return on investment (ROI) for this project and over what period? This is Risk.

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Systems, Systems Engineering, Systems Thinking

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The retailer in the group had a notion of a system - grocery stores are systems that manage the entire supply chain from field to basket. On our morning ride, the conversation came around to Systems. Some of our group or like me - a techie - a few others are business people in finance and ops. The topic was what's a system and how does that notion impact or world. Jay W. Forrester.

Magento Certified Solution Specialist – #2 Omni vs Multi-Channel

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Question 1: What is the Difference Between Omni-Channel and Multichannel Retailing? Multi-channel. Selling in two or more distribution channels. The CUX can be and is often different. Example: eCommerce vs Brick and Mortar. Company: Savannah Bee Company. Omni-channel. Selling in two or more distribution channels. A single view of the customer. A single brand voice and CUX. Example: a gift card. Company: Wal-mart. The post Magento Certified Solution Specialist – #2 Omni vs Multi-Channel appeared first on The Digital Project Manager - eCommerce and Web.

The Store of the Future? I Say, Yes.

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Retail stores will be a gateway to online in 5 years or less, mark my words… Amazon Books is now open for business in Seattle. It’s establishing land-based business on ecommerce prowess, and modeling the methodology of the next generation of retail. A promo for the future of retail. The store of the future is on its way. I have been talking about this for a while now.

eCommerce News of the Week – Feb 29th 2016

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https://www.internetretailer.com/2016/02/26/web-retailer-zappos-gives-its-employees-leap-day. Lastly, on the “this is an interesting play” segment; Jet.com (ex-amazon team members) have purchase large online retailer Hayneedle.com (#95 in IR 500) for an undisclosed amount of money. Ultimately, Jet.com got a crap-ton of money in their last round and they are going with the “acquire not build” mentality – https://www.internetretailer.com/2016/02/26/jetcom-acquires-online-retailer-hayneedle.

3 Tips for Last Minute Holiday Strategies

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Remember retailers and eCommerce manager, it is not too late! Cyber Monday is quickly approaching and it is either an online retailer’s new best friend or worst nightmare. It’s that one day out of the entire year where online retail is in the spotlight on the mainstage and has to perform. Sink or swim. Keep it simple, stupid. Simple sales. That’s right. Leak your deals.

News: The Staple has been removed; New CEO to come

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Goodman who oversees e-commerce, business-to-business and retail operations will slot into the interim title naturally. Staples Inc. is penciling in a new CEO. Longtime top officer Ron Sargent will vacate the position June 14, after the office supplies company’s annual shareholders’ meeting, Staples said Tuesday. Shira Goodman will become interim CEO while a full search is completed.

2015 Statistics for Black Friday

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billion in 2015, according to the retail researcher ShopperTrak. Shoppers spent $10.4 billion at stores on Friday. Shoppers this year still wanted to get a head start on their holiday gift list on Black Friday — but overall were less willing to brave the crowds. Brick and mortar sales on Black Friday fell from $11.6 billion in 2014 to $10.4 billion. billion altogether.

3 Must Do Holiday Ecommerce Marketing Tips 2016

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According to the National Retail Federation , more and more people are shopping online using mobile devices. The holiday season is just around the corner, and if you’re hoping to exceed your sales goals, you’ve come to the right place. Last year, consumers spent $69.1 billion online during the holidays, and that number is expected to increase by 10 percent this year. Marketing

JP Morgan Chase & Co Project Manager Profile: Paul Rezaie

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Services and Products: retail banking, investment banking, asset management and commercial banking are the company’s main offerings. Paul Rezaie, PMP. Modern banks offer a wide variety of products and services: commercial banking, loans, credit cards, investment services and more. How do project managers contribute to banking success? Company Profile: JP Morgan Chase & Co.

COTS – Commercial off the Shelf Lifecycle Model

Jez Lister

COTS or Commercial off the Shelf software, also known as ‘package software’ refers to a software application that is specifically designed to meet the needs of particular business type e.g. Human Resources (HR), Retail Point of Sale, Case Management, Finance etc. In 2008 I started putting together an outline COTS methodology. So, here it is. or directly from your blog. Overview. Quality.

Magento 2.0 Developer Common Questions & Responses

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Magento is already used by many B2B merchants and is the top platform for the Internet Retailer B2B 300 for 2015. Magento 2.0 Developer Webinar Questions & Responses (direct from Magento). Q: Does Magento 2.0 also support HHVM/HipHop? Our Magento 2.0 general availability release code is compatible with HHVM, which means our main and critical test flows pass successfully on Magento 2.0 installed with HHVM. Further support of this technology depends on community interest and HHVM’s performance relative to other technologies. Q: Does Magento 2.0 also support PHPFPM? against Magento 2.0

New PM Articles for the Week of February 13 – 19

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Cathy Nolan reports on the growing use of Internet of Things technology by retailers, as they watch us shop and try to understand (and influence) our behavior. New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 13 – 19. And this week’s video: Jochen Menges explains how charismatic leaders speak to our emotions, and why we defer to them. Must read (or Hear)!