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Innovation in the UAE Innovation 

Innovation in the UAE

“I always encourage our youth towards innovation and to overlook their mistakes. Mistakes are a way of learning and achieving success”. These were the words of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. In his article Innovate or Stagnate, H.H. notes that “Countries that grow old face the same fate as outdated companies. Their choices are simple, Innovate or become Irrelevant” UAE is a vibrant country with a robust and vibrant economy and has been a…

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Project Team Selection and Communication PMP Process Improvement Project Management 

Project Team Selection and Communication

One of the first tasks for a Project Manager after he is assigned a project is to select a team. This task if done properly will assure project success. I have enumerated some key points for any Project Manager to consider. Take care to choose the right people. Pick them for their skills and abilities as they apply to your particular project. You don’t necessarily need the person most qualified in absolute terms, but you need the person most qualified for your specific project. Concentrate on the skills you need…

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Do You Have What It Takes To Become a Project Manager? PMP Project Management 

Do You Have What It Takes To Become a Project Manager?

The most successful project managers are those who can consistently deliver on time and within budget, with projects that match or exceed stakeholders’ expectations. As project managers, we have to maintain a view of the “big picture” and guide the project to success, whilst handling the day-to-day tasks, and dealing with any crises that may arise. So the most obvious question to answer is what  qualities or skills must a Project Manager possess to succeed? I have enumerated five qualities that I believe are essential for success. ORGANIZATION AND TIME MANAGEMENT: There are numerous tasks…

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Are Your Business Processes Efficient? BPI Business Process Improvement Business Processes Process Improvement 

Are Your Business Processes Efficient?

A Process by definition is a series of interdependent steps or actions taken to achieve a particular end. To perform these interdependent actions the organization expends its limited and valuable resources. This is true within manufacturing, retail and even the service sector. Manufacturing a gear; selling fruits and vegetables in a supermarket or a call center solving a customer’s problem on the phone are all examples of processes. Each of these are a combination of related actions that generate VALUE for the end user (customer). Let’s talk more about ‘Value’…

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Six Strategies to Ensure Project Completion PMP Project Management 

Six Strategies to Ensure Project Completion

Critical to the success of any organization in today’s economy is its ability to seamlessly coordinate activities between all its departments. Additionally, each department is expected to produce more with fewer resources. Although it is imperative that improvements be made in every corner of the organization, this article discusses some strategies to improve the efficiency of the PMO. I had the good fortune of handling projects for Fortune 500 companies with stakeholders situated in multiple global locations. It is my desire to help readers avoid making some of the errors…

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Recognizing Improvement Opportunities within Business Processes BPI Business Process Improvement Business Processes Process Improvement Strategy 

Recognizing Improvement Opportunities within Business Processes

Businesses by definition are incorporated to generate value for their stakeholders and maximize profits for their owners. However their ability to generate profits are predicated on both internal and market factors. External market forces, such as new competitor, advent of new technologies, changes in the prices of raw materials etc. are largely decided by factors out of the business’ control. What the business owners do control are the productivity and efficiency of the organizations internal business processes. Higher business process efficiency equates to a better utilization of the organizations limited…

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From Concept to Commercialization Business Processes Enterprenuership Financial Planning Strategy 

From Concept to Commercialization

 We hear so many stories about a college drop-outs starting a business in their parent’s garage and eventually transforming their ideas into a multi-billion dollar conglomerate. Although all of us entrepreneurs hope to be the next Bills Gates, Wall Street Journal says almost 3 out of 4 startups fail. There are many reasons for this statistic. I firmly attribute most of these failures to lack of thorough analysis of the concept and creating a solid business plans. So what is a motivated individual with ambitions of making it as an…

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