Saturday, July 30, 2016

Charts and Graphs - Choosing the right format - Communication skills training from MindTools.com

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Is your Blog being ripped off?


Accidentally came across this cool application website

http://www.copyscape.com/

Type your blog's name in the search bar to make sure you are not being ripped off.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Magic of Networking

Magic of Networking

it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”

You may be the smartest or the hardest working in your field. what good would it be if you were the only one to know your abilities.

The Solution
Offline and Online Networking

WHY to Network

Networking helps build the following
  • Relationship
  • Resources
  • Reputation
  • Referrals.
  • New ideas
    • Relevant industrial hot topics,
    • Latest challenges and advancement.
  • Opportunities
    • Access To Quality Services
    • Public Recognition
  • Increased income generation
    • Selling more products or services or
    • Obtaining a new job.
HOW to network
  • Offline Networking
    • Face to face meeting
    • Passing out business cards
    • Joining associations
  • Online networking
    • Linked in
    • Face book
    • Orkut
    • Hi5
    • Window live space
    • and many others

    Sunday, May 23, 2010

    How to form a Joint Venture.

    What is a joint venture?

    "A joint venture is a legal organization that takes the form of a short term partnership in which the persons jointly undertake a transaction for mutual profit. Generally each person contributes assets and share risks. Like a partnership, joint ventures can involve any type of business transaction and the "persons" involved can be individuals, groups of individuals, companies, or corporations." LII at Cornell Law School

    Before we go into HOW to form a joint venture let us discuss WHY?
    1. To access new markets.
    2. To venture into new fields.
    3. To share technology for monetary benifits.
    4. To attain qualifying criteria.
    Things to be agreed on not limited to before forming a Joint Venture.
    1. Identification of the participants
    2. Term of the agreement
    3. Percentage of capital contributions
    4. Responsibility of management of the business
    5. Responsibility of administrative matters
    6. Dissolution of the Joint Venture
    Most IMPORTANT

    CONTACT YOUR ATTORNEY to formulate the agreement.




    Saturday, May 22, 2010

    Mind Tools

    http://www.mindtools.com/index.html

    I enjoyed exploring this website.

    The website has material for budding and seasoned project managers.

    Friday, May 21, 2010

    How I passed my PMP.

    I wrote the Project Management Professional exam and passed on May 1st 2010.

    How long did it take me?

    I decided I wanted to be a certified PMP in 2008.
    One baby (almost 2 now), 2 projects and one marathon were my achievement between deciding to be a PMP and actually becoming one.

    Standard text book excuses for not preparing earlier.

    Personal and work commitments kept me from preparing and appearing for the exam.
    Listed below are the methods I used to over come the excuses.

    1. Any way I became a PMI member joined a lot of professional forums.
    2. Printed the PMBOK and carried it around for a few months. That did not work either.
    3. Finally I paid the examination fees and scheduled a date (postponed thrice).
    4. Looked at the bar chart below for inspiration.



    Method of Study

    2 months of unstructured reading of PMBOK and 1 and half months of answering practice questions was the effort I put into preparing for PMP.

    1. I read the PMBOK twice
    2. PMI Project Management Professional (PMBOKv4) Cram master Test Prep. (a special thanks to my aunt for the loaning it.)
    3. Used the web to find free questions.

    PMP free Sample questions

    2. Solve a lot of sample questions.
    3. Read the PMP code of ethics.

    Best of Luck