Project Portfolio Strategy, a key module in my MSc that has given me lots of depth and knowledge on tools to use to help organisations succeed in building their strategies. After completing my degree, my professor invited me to speak to the MSc students of Applied Project Management, and bring them some real case scenarios from my work. Here is what happened.
3 Things I learnt at the PMI UK Synergy 2019
PMI celebrate their 50th anniversary with a Synergy in the UK that was inspirational, educational and energising. I share my learnings and opinions on the topcis that were discussed throughout the day.
Influence Based Leadership
Perfecting the art of leadership is something not easily attainable. In fact the mere start of my previous sentence 'perfection' makes it impossible to achieve. But there is certainly some phenomenal leaders in the workplace that make a visible positive impact on teams, while others just cause damage or foster indifference. Here are three key attributes project leaders should have and nurture...
How to win in the AI world
PMI UK hosted an event on the benefit of Artificial Intelligence and how Project Managers can benefit from this revolution. This does come with areas of concern that each PM should be aware of to ensure success
Back to Square 2 – Change Management
Change Management is not easy but can be achieved if the Project Manager creates a system to implement it. Team's buy in is a key starting point.
Lean Implementation in Design Engineering
There is a historic trend where people mistake a tool for a framework. Knowing how to use a tool does not mean you have a robust framework that drives positive results across your entire project. Lean methodology is one of these mythes.
Why I Volunteer
Things I learn from helping others.. #RashadVolunteers
Influence or Authority?
When it comes to getting your teams to deliver in a certain way, do you use your authority or do you use influential techniques? Think carefully before you answer this question. This is not a game on words, this could potentially be a dilemma for managers who are very keen on achieving a result promptly.
The Design Science Research
2019 is the year that will (hopefully) witness my graduation and attaining my MSc in Applied Project Management. The journey has been truly educational, demanding, frustrating and rewarding all at the same time. Now this is the final part of my degree when I have to work on my dissertation. Over the past summer, I have given it a proper thought on what I would like to work on and I am happy I am settled on my topic with my supervisor's approval.
My New Year’s Professional Resolutions
Have you taken time off to reflect and plan? Here are my 2019 professional resolutions..
Series 3: Team Culture and Communication
Understanding the different team structures is important to have a strategy to motivate your team. But motivation cannot be successful if you do not explore and enhance the team's culture...
Can Ideas Be Simple?
When a group of elderly people want to make sure they are all ok without intruding on each other's privacy and independence, this is what they did!
GDPR – 2 Months in
2 Months into the GDPR being live, how did the Chartered Quality Institute comply with this regulation. Being part of The CQI London branch volunteers, I arrange a speaker to come and share his knowledge on what could be done.
Series 2: The Cycle of Motivation
Needs, Behaviours and Goals are 3 components building the cycle of motivation. An ongoing process.
Series 1: 3 Team Structures Each Manager Must Know!
It is 8am GMT. You are the Manager of a cross-functional team in a global organisation. At this time, two team members based in India are just coming back from their lunch break. The other three team members are still sleeping in the United States. This blog discusses 3 different team structures with a case study!
The Different Types of Contracts in a Project
Understanding the different types of contracts available is important for project managers to analyse any financial risks and implications throughout the project life.
Mentoring in Few Steps
Whether a Mentor or a Mentee, these few tips will help you get the most out of your experience
Financial Risk Management Concepts
How do you estimate costs? why is it important to understand fixed and variable costs and the importance of break even points. This post goes through Break Even Point 101 as covered in one of the classes I attended.
Is Your Team in Harmony?
Driving an Effective Team is a very difficult task, yet a rewarding one. Effort to Performance to Results is a process you need to understand if you manage a team. The post discussed the four stages of team development under Tuckman's theory.
Assuming that Tomorrow is like Today is Probably Wrong
Could a robot do your job? Will the dilemma of Artificial Intelligence & Ethics every come to an end? SAMI Consulting presented 6 mega trends to the CQI London Branch in October.