Project/Program Management Best Practices for Success in ANY Industry!

Project/Program Management Best Practices for Success in ANY Industry! Where is our success? Although there have been improvements, over 60% of projects/programs failed and many were canceled in 2003 (ref:The Standish Report CHAOS)! Our goal for 2004 and beyond is to contribute to a 60% and better, project/program success rate! STOP THE MADNESS-MANAGE AND CONTROL PROJECTS WITH THE FOLLOWING: Best Practice Processes for Project/Program Success(Outline): Program/Project Management (and Business Management) (Integration) Use of Experience and Knowledge (Integration) Planning and Scheduling/WBS (Scope/Time/Cost) Communication Planning (Communication) Status & Earned Value Reporting (Communication) Performance (metrics) Reporting (Communication) Risks Identification and Management (Risks) Project Repository/DB (Communication/Lessons Learned/Knowledge Transfer) Change Management (Integration) Subcontractor/Vendor Control (Procurement) Team Building (Human Resource) Development Process (Integration/Solution/Scope) Selection of the …

Coaching Leaders – 6 Reasons Some Executives Give Up

Coaching Leaders – 6 Reasons Some Executives Give Up How do you help leaders succeed? Give them some coaching, that’s the widely accepted solution. Then why do some executives give up on coaching programs designed to help them improve? Executive coaching offers a tremendous opportunity to leverage leadership talent and resources. Coaching is no longer reserved for problem leaders. It is more frequently sought by top performers whose organizations value their management and growth potential. Yet, sometimes coaching programs just don’t work. Why? Why Leaders Give Up When it comes to change, some leaders lose motivation and fail to “stick with the program.” Marshall Goldsmith, the renowned executive coach who has worked with many Fortune 100 leaders, reports on several …

Lysenko and Stalin’s Genetics

Lysenko and Stalin’s Genetics Trofim Denisovich Lysenko (1898-1976) was an agronomist. During the reign of Lenin and Stalin years in the Soviet Union, he became the chief proponent of the work of the self-taught plant breeder Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin (1855-1935) and his brand of Lamarckism – a pre-Darwinian theory of evolution of the species proposed in the French scientist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829). He was appointed as the president (1938-56) of the Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the director (1940-65) of the Institute of Genetics, USSR Academy of Sciences. The leadership of the USSR believed his promises to deliver rapid increases in crop yields. Lamarck proposed that organisms can inherit traits acquired by their ancestors. The first giraffes stretched …

There Are Many Different Types Of Jewelry From Which To Choose

If you have a daughter between the ages of 10 and 18, this is the perfect jewelry making project for you. Candy bracelets can be made from a variety of beads. They come in bright, neon and pastel colors, various shapes and colorful glow in the dark pieces. String them on elastic cord and tie a knot. Taking care of jewelry is one of the most important aspects of owning fine pieces. This can seem very difficult, but with the proper information, it is very easy to maintain even the finest of pieces. Make sure that you are properly informed before attempting to clean or polish any pieces. When you are going to attend an event and need to complete …