Risk response Vs contingency

The actions we take proactively to reduce the probability or impact or both comes under risk response planning. For example - Building an earth quake resistant building in an earthquake prone area is part of risk response planning. The actions we do, when the risk really happens fall under risk contingency actions. Here is one... …

Loosing the job at 50. A crisis or opportunity to pivot?

I am inspired by the book 'pivot' by Jenny Blake with the sub title 'the only move that matters is your next move'. Pivot is all about leveraging the current strengths and planning for the next phase of career. I am grateful to all those who inspired me throughout my career which helped me to …

15 points for effective daily stand up meetings (scrum)

Start the meeting on time and finish it on time. Some teams do it at the beginning of the day. Some do it by 11 a.m. Some do it towards the end of the day. This can be a challenge when you have teams working from two different geographies with time zone differences. Choose the …

Monitoring Project Risks: Risky Business

You said it well. If we manage all the risks well, then the project will be successfull and at the same time risk management is risky business. Click the link below to read this very useful article on project risk management. https://wp.me/p5JWg4-P2

Fluctuating motivation. How do you manage it?

Most of us go through periods of high motivation and low motivation. What could be the reasons?. How can we overcome it? The best way to manage it is to acknowledge the fact that it is temporary and everyone goes through it.In my experience one of the reasons for fluctuating motivation is imbalance in work …

An Engineer’s Bill of Rights (and Responsibilities)

Whether in the office or at home, I do not like others to dictate work to me. I may do it but not with full commitment. While being so, I cannot expect absolute freedom while working in projects. Joint work decisions / understanding matching the project milestones based on self respect and mutual respect is …

At XIME – Xavier’s institute of management and entrepreneurship

Time Management for Bloggers

Our blog can be one of the best differentiator for us, yet sustainability of the blog is the challenge. While a well maintained blog is an advantage, a bad blog can boomerang. This blog post by Christian Mihai is very relevant for bloggers, especially for those who starts blogs with great goals and later abandon …

Engineering Management: The Pendulum Or The Ladder

I found this blog post interesting and valuable to all those who have to decide whether to pursue the managerial ladder or the engineering path or both. Engineer / Manager pendulum which is probably my all time favorite. It was a love letter to a friend who I desperately wanted to see go back to …

The project management certification guide – 2019

It is cut throat competition out there in the certification arena. Every certification body wants to get a pie of the project management certification market. There are the established certification bodies which faces stiff competition from the new comers.   It is a red-ocean out there. The leaders of predictive project management want a share …