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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

Musings on Project Management

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?”

LeadingAnswers

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.

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Fourth of July

Musings on Project Management

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

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! 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

An Introduction to Operations Management

Wrike

Plus, all kinds of industries need talented operations managers, which means you can have a varied career working in retail, transportation, technology, healthcare… whatever field strikes your fancy. .

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.

Projects and project management in Serbia

IPMA

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.

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Invested in Sustainability as a PM? You should be!

EarthPM

Within this commercial sample, 579 survey respondents self-identified as investors: Most were strategic (39%), institutional (24%), or retail (11%) investors.

Do you understand pressure?

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! 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.

How To Work From Home Successfully

Project Management Hacks

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).

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?

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.

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Systems, Systems Engineering, Systems Thinking

Herding Cats

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.

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

DigitalPM

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 Store of the Future? I Say, Yes.

DigitalPM

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.

eCommerce News of the Week – Feb 29th 2016

DigitalPM

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. For any client using rich snippets, looks like Google is quickly phasing out that program: [link].

3 Tips for Last Minute Holiday Strategies

DigitalPM

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. To wrap up, there is no shortage of things to do and manage this time of year for retailers.

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

DigitalPM

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.

Managing the 2017 Epic Upgrade Project for Group Health Cooperative [Guest Post]

Brightwork

The Epic electronic medical record software is used in; hospitals, retail clinics, skilled nursing centers, rehab centers, hospices and many other types of organizations across the globe.… As a Project manager, have you ever managed a project where you find yourself a bit out of your comfort zone due to your lack of subject matter knowledge?

2015 Statistics for Black Friday

DigitalPM

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.

Magento 1 Code Pools

DigitalPM

The local code pool is for where you (as a developer) or if you are a Magento retailer you will utilize the Local Code Pool to make overwrites of extensions or core code.

3 Must Do Holiday Ecommerce Marketing Tips 2016

DigitalPM

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.

JP Morgan Chase & Co Project Manager Profile: Paul Rezaie

Project Management Hacks

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.

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.

Magento 2.0 Developer Common Questions & Responses

DigitalPM

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.

New PM Articles for the Week of February 13 – 19

Practicing IT Project Manager

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.