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A title is just a name. One of the first jobs I applied for just out of university was a position called "Superstar Programmer". Another was "Junior Programmer". Had I taken the first job, would I suddenly be a better programmer than had I taken the second? No. Of course not. You know what the job title was of the best Project Manager with whom I've ever ...


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If you reduce or remove a non value adding activity the overall outcome won't change, but the process time will be reduced. Often the non value adding activities take some time, but they can be caused by unnecessary transportation, doing things again etc. In Lean production they are called waste. A couple of examples: corrections: when you have to fix ...


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Ignoring the substantive issue you're facing and focusing on the process of problem resolution, the general flow looks something like this: Clearly articulated problem statement: seems like you have that; Identification and analysis of potential root cause(s): seems like you have this, too; Analysis of Alternatives (various business model possibilities): ...


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In order to know how to reach the place you want to be, you first need to know where you are now. Structure You don't necessarily need a hierarchy for people to work better. A 20 people company can function well with a flat structure. Introducing intermediate management layers might benefit the work or might harm it. So you really need to understand the ...


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I think the answers are good, but we need to add CodeGnome's Law. Don't mistake technology for decision or committment. I currently work in a split office - there is no way to tell if person x is in office A, or B, or working from home, or on a train. We have some technology (lync) for presence & chat, and we make heavy use of webex and cisco Jabber. ...


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I think you mean a Business Feasibility Plan.


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I would start with getting a clear overview of the constraints on the possible solutions. And with constraints I mean the limitations that are not within your (or the business owner's) power to change. For example, if the authorities put a limit on the number of people a restaurant is allowed to serve (e.g. no one inside, max 30 people outside), then ...


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Since the question has no hard boundaries and some points are left open, I'll try to have an abstract view on it in order to provide some ideas and ways you might find useful. Is your question about "Lunch and Learn" explicitly? If not then "transfer of knowledge" and "learning" is the focus. Some ideas: Office-internal hackathons - Invite non-developers ...


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One restaurant I know came up with a daily changing menu for a minimum price that they could deliver to the elderly within their area. Became very popular, and of course, they did not just focus on the elderly as a change from home cooking can be welcome to all. Not sure if they continue it as conditions due to cv19 have changed. But you have to look at ...


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It depends. In PMI's website we can read the Official PMP Guide. In that Official PMP Guide we can know the experience to qualify 4-year degree, 3 years of experience leading projects, AND 35 hours project management education/training — OR — High school diploma, associate's degree or the global equivalent, 5 years of experience ...


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I am a certified PM and there is no "better than". If someone compares roles (people) you should be very cautious. What else did he talk about? Himself? Time to optimize your warning systems. With regards to Consulting, to quote Bertrand Meyer: The role of a trainer or consultant is to empower the customer, not to make himself indispensable. ...


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Any kind of consultant is in the business of telling you that they are the best for the job (regardless of what that job might be) and you should hire them for a metric-manure-ton of $$$. It seems that that specific individual you met is good at their job in that regard. Please keep in mind that a project manager is somebody the company hires. The ...


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A fixed price contract typically works on shifting cost risk from buyer to seller: In a T&M contract, the client has the budget risk of the project. The client is generally less experienced in doing IT projects, so the risk is high. He will estimate a budget contingency of e.g. +100%. In a Fixed-price contract, the supplier is responsible for completing ...


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Since this is a job interview question and you only have MAU and DAU, you cannot possibly answer it with a precise calculation. It appears they are evaluating your problem solving skills to be able to make the calculation once you have additional information. So the answer they are likely looking for are the additional questions you need to ask in order to ...


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IT Alignment [L]eaders must consult with others, building alignment of purpose through the hard, delicate, necessary work of careful consensus building. -- Bob Lewis "IT alignment" is business-speak for having an IT department that supports strategic business goals as the top priority over departmental goals. In my personal experience, this often ...


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I'm currently coordinating a team in this very situation, and just to state the obvious, it's quite a challenge. I'll drill down into the aspects I believe are the most important in an orderly fashion to make it easier to see where your project fits in. 1. Knowledge structure With leading people in each location: Having people understanding in deep the ...


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