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How to Virtually Co-Locate: Operating across two offices

Apologies if this is the incorrect exchange to post this on but none of the others seemed appropriate. We are currently investigating the possibility of opening a second office. We are a web ...
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How to Introduce innovative change in organizational processes when upper management defends status quo

I have been involved in a couple of project for the past year, and I have been lucky to work with the brilliant team. I noticed that in each of these project there seem to be one or two persons who ...
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Are projects always intended to achieve business change?

Is (or should) a project always be performed with the intention of achieving business change? (And if so, does this mean that anything that isn't producing this change must be Business-As-Usual and ...
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The Case for Hourly Estimates

My boss has always operated on fixed pricing projects; where we rarely see a profit on. I'm on board with selling our clients hourly rates on large projects. We have yet to get a client willing to ...
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Value Adding VS Non Value Adding - Technique to identify.

For this question how would I go about identifying the non value adding? In my opinion non value adding would be activities with a wait and huge delay = 2,3,5,6,9 and 10 On a side note, would any of ...
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Employee hierarchy of a 20-people workshop

There is a 20-people workshop producing MDF kitchen cabinets and other home decorations. Employees can be grouped as: Sales people Workshop floor workers Installation workers One person who is owner ...
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Quality Improvement Projects in Operational Environments

The idea here is to improve the quality of the service delivered by the Operations Team in a department responsible for the distribution of Variable Marketing Payments. This team primarily creates ...
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How to determine the business value of a new product functionality?

As a part of job interview for Product Management position, I am asked to propose a new product functionality for existing product, determine its business value and calculate the increase on MAU(...
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First step in analyzing the problem and coming up with the solution [closed]

I am working on a small case study of the restaurant who is suffering a loss in business of nearly about 70-80% due to COVID-19 situation so the business owner would like to revamp his whole business ...
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How to run a successful Lunch and Learn program for distributed Scrum team

At a previous company, in order to encourage continuous learning, the developers would host lunch and learn sessions to talk about a technology or approach that could assist our organization or ...
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Automating processes within your organization?

Case: My company deals with creative tasks, which by default are difficult to automate: graphic design video editing / post-production audio composition & sound effects On the other side, for ...
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How can you productively challenge corporate policies to investigate what can be changed?

Often, corporate policies governing a work-flow or project management processes are outdated or were decisions that were made arbitrarily. Sometimes there is a reason behind them. WHat are the best ...
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What does over-alignment mean for business or IT alignment?

I am quite confused with the term 'over-alignment'. Do you have any clue what this might mean in the context of business or IT alignment? My speculation is that it is like putting too much focus on ...
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What is the report called that tells you whether a business venture is worth pursuing?

This report would be distinct from a market research report which helps a business understand something central or auxiliary component of their existing business. I'm referring to a report that helps ...
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What is the difference between Business/Management Consultant and Project Manager?

I met a business/management consultant 2 months ago working in one of the top business consulting firms. He explained to us that he, as a Business Consultant, can successfully manage projects more ...
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Experience to qualify for PMP certification

I have not led a project of an industry, but I have an experience in Business Management whereby I have led a group of employees. Can I still enroll for PMP certification?
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