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

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Every reader is an individual

Musings on Project Management

Project Manager in retail,store and. Sometimes we lose sight of individuals in the never ending grasp for the big picture. So, it is nice to be able to thank Peter H. for his compliment. So often, the annual statement from the publisher is "lifeless" -- though the check is nice. I read your book Project Management the Agile Way : Making it Work in the Enterprise. It is great. Peter H. agile books

“When will this Software Project Ever Be Done?”


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.

Pier1 Imports under performs


Pier 1 Imports’ stock tumbles as retailer’s sales come in short of expectations and their landslide continues to happen from 2016-2017. percent over the last 12 months and is down more than 40 percent in 2017 — what’s been a tough start to the year for many retailers.

Is Retraining an Option for Project Managers?

Arras People

For the project practitioners that want to move sector, they will often choose sectors that might be more open to them i.e., moving from finance to retail say. The other day I was having a chat with a Project Manager who was considering their career options. They were a bit fed up with their current job and organisation and felt they were at a careers crossroad. They didn’t know what they wanted to do – anything, everything, nothing.

The 3 Steps to Take When Failure is Not an Option: Getting to Impeccable Business Execution

Girl's Guide to PM

His experiences in executive leadership within the military and at Afterburner have helped him accelerate business execution performance for Fortune 100 companies within all industries including tech, pharmaceuticals, finance, retail apparel and several NFL teams.

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.

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

An Introduction to Operations Management


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. .

Invested in Sustainability as a PM? You should be!


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

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).

How to Setup Value Added Tax (VAT) in Magento 2


The following instructions include a tutorial on how to set up a 19% VAT in the country of Germany for direct sales (B2C) to retail customers. In this example I used the stock “Retail Customer” customer tax class group.

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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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?

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.

Collaborative Marketing Breeds Creativity


It doesn’t have to be financial—it can be exclusive access to a limited retail presence, a large social media following, existing media presence, etc. What is Collaborative Marketing?

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


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.


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


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


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


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.

11 Ways to Measure Employee Productivity

Brad Egeland

Una has over 10 years sales and marketing experience in retail, media, finance and technology. Achieving greater efficiency with a smaller staff requires grasping effective ways to understand job functions and outputs. Not all methods of measuring productivity work due to varying differences based on industry and a variety of tasks. Nevertheless, there are consistent approaches on how to measure employee productivity.

2015 Statistics for Black Friday


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.

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


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?

Magento 1 Code Pools


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


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


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.