Newsletter – Dec 2014

 
Little HR Lie that increases productivity

Little HR Lie that increases productivity

Newsletter - Dec 2014
PM Essence The Little HR Lie That Increases Productivity   By - Victoria Pynchon Want to get your work team out of the doldrums, off their Facebook pages and away from office cooler lolly gagging, backbiting, and malingering? Try lying to them.   As the New York Times explained in 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow (No. 18, the Liar's Workout) social scientists who engaged in a little "strategic lying" produced improved performance in the research lab. As the Times explained.   For a [recent] study, human cyclists were pitted against a computer-generated opponent moving at, supposedly, the exact speed the cyclist had achieved in an earlier time trial.  In fact, the avatars were moving 2 percent faster, and the human cyclis...
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PM Essence Faster Time-to-Market for Industrial Manufacturing companies Economically, things seem to be getting better, but slowly. For manufacturers, it's a climate of opportunity. New measures of economic value are emerging that make the supply chain a key indicator of growth. Manufacturers that can accelerate their new product development (NPD) process, and reduce time-tomarket, will establish strong and sustainable leadership positions. How to gain visibility, collaboration and control for agile NPD? http://goo.gl/NrTDvT
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PM Essence Q. This is a term often used in the context of safety-critical and safety-involved systems such as medical software and this software is not developed with a known software development process or methodology? A. SOUP stands for software of unknown (or uncertain) pedigree (or provenance), and is a term often used in the context of safety-critical and safety-involved systems such as medical software. SOUP is software that has not been developed with a known sof tware development proces s or methodology, or which has unknown or no safety-related properties. Often, engineering projects are faced with economic or other pressure to embody SOUP into their high integrity systems. The problem with SOUP is that a) it cannot be relied upon to perfor...

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PM Essence                                                                  Article Contribution This monthly newsletter is a forum where everyone can contribute through articles on Project Management and related topics. You can also claim PDUs for your contribution under category D (Creating new project management knowledge). Additionally it helps you in improving your writing skills. Use this opportunity and excel in the field of Project Management.   You can send your Articles or route your queries to newsletter@pmibangalorechapter.org   Please note that you do not need to be a PMI or C...
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PM Essence Managing Positive Attitude by Project Managers By - A.K. Manjunatha, PMP Project Managers always aims at having the project completed successfully within defined goals. One of the important parameter in the course of achieving this is having the positive attitude throughout the project journey. Lets look into the details of this parameter “Positive Attitude”. “The Attitude”, by definition means manner of carrying oneself or a state of mind or feeling, or an arrogant or hostile state of mind. Attitude plays a major role for the Project Managers. If we look into the depth of the “attitude”, we can see it comes from lot of factors to a person which are mentioned in the figure 1. If you want to know your attitude, just ask yourself below questions,
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PM Essence PMPC 2014Capt. L. N. Prasad, PMI Bangalore India Chapter Sanitation – Focus India On 21st November 2014 (Day 2), Mr. Gopal B Shete, Advisory Project Manager - IT Infrastructure, IBM, started his session by emphasizing on the need of sanitation around us. He brought out the human resistance to change which is making it even more tougher to implement sanitation on field. His analysis like we have “more mobile users than the people using toilets” was an eye opener. Health issues specially with kids has to be addressed by innovative initiatives in this field was his request   Attaining e-Governance through Social Change Mr. E. S. Srivathsa, Senior Project Manager, NIIT Technologies Ltd., addressed the audience how egovernance can help and reduce corru
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PM Essence Chapter NewsCapt. L. N. Prasad, PMI Bangalore India Chapter PM Footprints:This month two PM Footprints sessions were held. On 13th November, Mr. Lakshminarayana Sarma Bhamidipati, Project Manager, Cegedim Software India Pvt. Ltd., spoke on topic "Leadership behaviours in successful projects". His perspective on what is ‘leading’ and what is ‘managing’ was excellent. Audience gained knowledge on how leadership skills can be applied in real time scenarios. On 27th November, Ms. Jamuna Ravi, Managing Director, Pinovus Consulting Pvt Ltd, spoke on topic "Outsourcing – the new paradigm with SMAC (Social Media, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud Computing) Technologies". This session was very useful to understand SMAC paradigms and how Project Ma
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PM Essence Editor’s Note   Dear Friends,   Greetings from the PMI Bangalore India Chapter!   It has been a great feeling to see the Project Management Practitioners’ Conference (PMPC) 2014, held during November 20-22nd was a grand success once again. It was a culmination of six months of intense planning, discussion, coordination and flawless execution. When we compiled the feedback from the delegates, it was very satisfying to see they have given very positive feedback about their experience at the conference.  As you may know, the PMPC 2014 organizing team including myself, are volunteers at the PMI Bangalore Chapter and we volunteer our free time to organize this complex PMPC project. Getting positive feedback from del

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PM Essence Project Management - an Art, an Attitude or a Methodology By - Namita Gupta, PMP, PMI-ACP In today's advance and fast paced IT world, Project Managers play a pivotal role in successful execution of projects. Though we have different certification for Project Management, still we grapple with the mystery of how can one be successful in this field. There are some of us who are not certified but are very successful, there are few who are certified but still not successful and there are few who are successful as well as certified. How can one say what is the mantra behind it?   While it is true that certification gives a modulation to thoughts of a person, who is new to this field, its very important to experience the on-job challenges to learn and become ...