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Strategy and Planning

  May 21 2014

# Planning and Strategy Management

While many of us agree that the Balanced Scorecard is an excellent Strategic tool, the implementation has not been that easy and hence the return on investment on such an initiative has been minimal! The question is why? Based on my recent consulting and training experience, and the feedback that I get from clients and friends, here is what many believe are the main reasons: * Lack of accountabil...;

Meirc Certificate in Advanced Project Management

  May 21 2014

# Project Management

Meirc Training and Consulting is introducing a new training program for professional project managers to learn about advanced tools to manage their projects. This training course will provide an in-depth knowledge on creating and managing project from planning phase to execution. The certified program will cover topics in project selection techniques using financial and non-financial models, adva...;

Converting Failed projects to Successful projects

  May 21 2014

# Project Management

Every project which have status FAILED have some or many reason for failed. Project managers should identify the possible root causes of the potential failure and take corrective actions to prevent the project from falling through the cracks. The following are some of the steps that project manager should look at very closely: Is there flexibility in the triple consrtaints of the project (scope,...;

TOP 10 cause for Project failure

  May 21 2014

# Project Management

From experience, the following are the TOP10 causes of Project failure Lacking Sponsor's Involvement/Ownership Absence of a Project Management Methodology Scope Creep/Unrealistic Expectations Poor requirements Lack of project plan or monitoring of the plan Inadequate project communications Absence of risk management Poor analysis Incompetency of project manager Change of econ...;

Preparation for (PMP) Certification - Dubai

  May 21 2014

# Project Management

  Meirc is offering a Preparation for PMP Certification training course in Dubai in 14 Sep - 18 Sep and 30 Nov - 04 Dec 2014. This course will be facilitated by Alaa Elbaz, MBA, PMP. The following is information about the course. Objectives: By the end of class, participants will be able to: Get a jump start to prepare for the PMP exam Understand how to manage a project in compliance with ...;

What are the Tools and Principles of Quality Management?

  May 21 2014

# Quality and Productivity

There are many tools that quality professionals can use. Experience and practice can help professionals pick the right tool. Some of the tools used are: Affinity diagram Organizes a large number of ideas into natural relationships Fish bone diagrams Determines cause-and-effect relationships Tree diagram Breaks down broad categories into finer levels of detail Matrix diagram Organizes k...;

Management Role in Occupational Health and Safety

  May 21 2014

# Health, Safety and Environment

Is a written policy report considered a solution to occupational health and safety issues? Does management commitment to safety make a difference? Before we answer those questions, allow me to state few useful statistics: - Nearly 50 employees are injured every minute of a 40-hour workweek and almost 17 employees die each day (USA). - According to Occupational Safety and Health Administrati...;

To Be Safe or Not to Be Safe...? This is the Question.

  May 21 2014

# Health, Safety and Environment

This is a first in a series of articles on Meirc's site related to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) in the workplace. Also be sure to join the group "Together for a safer workplace" where you can share your opinions, experience and knowledge about the topic. To Be Safe or Not To Be Safe...? This is the Question. To be healthy you have to be safe and to be safe you have to prevent injuries of...;

Scope of Work (SoW) Value-Adding Questions - 1

  May 1 2014

# Contracts Management

Whether we like it or not, Liverpool Football Club exacted a huge revenge from its opponent and, as importantly, from its own mistakes, engraving a new chapter in their proud history. After trailing Barcelona by three goals in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final, winning four nil was honestly astonishing. How did this happen? How did they do it without two of their best pl...;

Scope of Work (SoW) : Value-Adding Questions - 3

  May 1 2014

# Contracts Management

Yet 10 more Value-Adding Questions to ask before finalizing your Scope of Work . These questions relate to what amounts to a ‘Reality-check' and cover the evaluation of available External resources: 1) Are there enough suppliers/ contractors who can do the job in our traditional market? 2) Did we approach them requesting that they ‘show interest ‘ in bidding for the intended SOW? 3) Do ...;