6 Ways To Personalise Your Mind Maps

6 Ways To Personalise Your Mind Maps

Whether you are experienced at mind mapping or just starting out; whether you use them occasionally for project meetings or for a range of diagramming needs, you can personalize your mind maps to get them looking just right. Here are some of the features you can use to make your mind maps really stand out.

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The state of the PMO today

Project Management Offices (PMOs) are on the decline, according to new research by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Over 1500 respondents from 38 countries were surveyed by PwC for the third Insights and Trends: Current Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Practices report. The study showed that only 66% of businesses currently have a PMO, which is down from 80% in 2007. I think th ...

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Organizations Say Reuse Is Key To Working More Efficiently

Recreating the wheel is time-consuming, frustrating and costly. And yet, many organizations still rebuild every requirement from scratch when starting a new product. Our hypothesis was that requirements reuse is both underused and desirable. To quantify its value, we surveyed 389 product development professionals in October 2012.The results were revealing – unnecessary reuse is rampant and unprodu ...

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The Subject Matter Expert

The Subject Matter Expert

When leading a project, the project manager and team usually want to get as much accurate input into the current business processes and what they need to be when the solution is implemented. The project sponsor can envision, champion, and hopefully fund the project, but as far as giving the project manager and team a real world technical expertise...

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PM Consultants Must be Master Communicators

PM Consultants Must be Master Communicators

Does a PM consultant need to be a master communicator? The answer will always be ‘yes.’  If ‘master’ seems a bit strong, then consider at the very least we must be very good communicators with our clients.  We must have this skill for several key reasons which I will address in this article. We have the tech geek stereotype view of IT consultants.  And if you’re a technical consulting project man ...

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July 2010 PM Survey - The Project Schedule

It’s hard to believe it’s July already, but a new month means it’s time for a new survey.  This month, I’d like to get a feel for what we use for project scheduling and how we use it. The survey is available now through late July at this address: www.bradegeland.com/july-2010-survey.html So, for question #1 – I want to know what tool you’re using.  There are a lot of tools out there so I’m just ...

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Who Knows What?

A rather interesting article on Knowledge Management that I came across on WSJ Every big company has in-house experts. So why don't they use them more? In-house experts, with their specialized knowledge and skills, could be invaluable to both colleagues and managers. But often workers who could use their help in other departments and locations don't even know they exist. Talk about a waste! Bec ...

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E-government’s Savior? An Automatic Knowledge Filter

ScienceDaily (Sep. 18, 2009) — An innovative new knowledge management concept has the potential to revolutionise the way government administrators work. The SAKE research project was established to find a solution to the information overload facing many public administrators, particularly in newer Member States, where local and national governments are rapidly updating legislation and processes i ...

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