Project Management

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Deeper Integration: What Effects On Trade?

    The focus of this paper is to estimate the effect of the different types of regional trade agreements on the volume of trade between country pairs. The analysis will employ the "Empirical workhorse" of international trade; the gravity model. The authors hypothesize that the deeper agreements have a stronger effect...

    Provided By University of Gottingen

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Use A Powerful Leadership Tool To Step Up Sales Results

    Good sales people can close, but few "Step up" for even more sales from that close. Yet stepping up should be one of the easiest accomplishments in sales - that is if you know how to build the staircase. The difference in results-producing effectiveness between doing a task and taking...

    Provided By Filson Leadership Group

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Understanding Compliance Reporting on the System i

    The attendee of this webcast will learn what the auditors will be asking for when they arrive on site.

    Provided By PowerTech Group

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Securing and Controlling Your Powerful Users

    One of the greatest challenges that an organization faces when securing an IBM i environment is protecting the system from the very people who are also charged with its care: programmers, administrators, and security officers. While these power users often need access to restricted objects and commands, they rarely need...

    Provided By PowerTech Group

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Configuring Real-time Security Event Notification

    The IBM i operating system includes a facility to audit system and user events. However, once the event data is collected the challenge becomes how to disseminate the raw data into useful information, and how to do it in real-time.

    Provided By PowerTech Group

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    The State of System i Security 2009

    IBM originally introduced the AS/400 as its computing system for small- and medium-sized companies in 1988. Today, the System i product line ranges from small servers with a single processor to the high-end 595, which can have up to 64 processors. The System i maintains a large and loyal install...

    Provided By PowerTech Group

  • Tools & Templates // Aug 2006

    Startup Costs Worksheets

    This template will help you estimate both one-time and continued costs for the first 90 days of your new business.

    Provided By Entrepreneur.com

  • Tools & Templates // Aug 2006

    Business Credit Application

    Use this Business Credit Application when another business, such as a distributor or vendor, wishes to establish credit terms with your company.

    Provided By Entrepreneur.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    Let's Make A Deal: Learn How To Negotiate Successfully

    Learn how to negotiate successfully by interpreting these 5 subconscious indicators which are explained in this paper. We've all heard that the best negotiations are win-win agreements, in which each side benefits from the outcome. Unfortunately, however, some negotiations leave us feeling like losers in a lopsided deal. Wouldn't it...

    Provided By Entrepreneur.com

  • Downloads // Apr 2012

    Guide to Microsoft software versions (4th edition)

    Scott Lowe updated his downloadable Excel table that lists numerous versions of Windows, SQL Server, Exchange, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, and System Center Operations Manager. The table includes release dates, version numbers, dates of current support, and revision levels.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Employee Training In A Recession

    This paper discusses the increased importance, benefits, and risks related to employee training in a recession with respect to enterprise systems. The benefits of employee training cannot be viewed in isolation or in a vacuum; they must be considered within the context of the real world. The organization that sends...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Sales Outsourcing: Increase Sales And Lower Customer Acquisition Costs

    Sales outsourcing is subcontracting of the sale processes and activities of a company to an independent third-party company. It entails reassignment or transfer of the complete sales administration and/or routine execution of all sales business functions to an external service provider under a contractual agreement. Advocacy to outsource sales department...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Outsourcing Cad Services: Things To Consider

    With the movement towards a globally developing economy, outsourcing of several services including CAD services, has increased dramatically. So, if your organization is thinking of outsourcing its CAD requirements, what are the different things that you should consider before making such a move? This paper provides a quick list. When...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    What Outsourcing Can Do For The Website Maintenance Of Your Membership Sites

    Ever thought of hiring somebody to do your job for you? Even for control freaks, getting a job outsourced has become a necessity. There is only so much you can do on your own. If tasks related to maintaining your membership website are eating up too much of your time,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Outsourcing Data Entry Services To Ease Your Workload

    In today's competitive environment, data entry outsourcing allows global business organizations to maintain uptime and to be competitively effective. From industries to individuals, professional to retailers all prefers to outsource their back office data entry work to ease their workload at low market rates. Data entry work is not a...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Software Development's Cone of Uncertainty

    Software's Cone of Uncertainty is a model for understanding estimation uncertainty in software projects. Early in a project, specific details of the nature of the software to be built, details of specific requirements, details of the solution, project plan, staffing, and other project variables are unclear. Estimates inherently contain high...

    Provided By Construx Software Builders

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Optimizing Agile for Your Organization

    Many organizations are interested in becoming Agile but wonder where to start. They want to ensure that their Agile adoption will achieve the desired benefits, goals, and objectives. This white paper outlines the major organization, cultural, and project considerations that are critical to a successful Agile adoption. It provides a...

    Provided By Construx Software Builders

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    10 Keys to Successful Scrum Adoption

    Scrum is a project management approach for Agile software development and is the most commonly adopted Agile approach in the industry today. Construx has worked with hundreds of organizations to implement Agile approaches including Scrum, and has helped numerous organizations adopt the core principles of Scrum and adapt it based...

    Provided By Construx Software Builders

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Productivity and Human Capital in the Japanese Software Industry: The View of Service Innovation

    The software industry is a kind of the high knowledge intensive industries and so to investigate the software industry brings them the important idea considering the innovation on service. There are many resources of innovation, for example, R&D investment, patent, human capital and networking to other companies or research institutes....

    Provided By Science Publications

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    "Heavy Equipment Leasing" - Businessman Great Option

    Making money is the top reasons for business now a days, that's why having your heavy equipment at lease is a great asset. Rather than let your equipments go in traditional loan, leasing lets you have a continual money income in your piggy bank. Most of the traditional loan usually...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Balance Sheets In Accountancy

    A balance sheet is a rapid depiction of the fiscal condition of a commercial enterprise at a particular point in time. Businesses core activities can be split by an accountant into 2 unique groups. They are profit-making actions, which takes sales and expenditure. This can likewise be called operative activity....

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  • Tools & Templates // Sep 2010

    Scope change request log

    One key to keeping a project on track is to maintain careful records of change requests. This scope change request log lets you consolidate and summarize all the requests into one easy-to-read document.For more project management information, advice, and resources, visit our IT Consultant blog.

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    10 Ways To Increase Sales By Promoting Yourself

    People will feel more comfortable purchasing your products if you give them a little information about yourself or business. The information could be your profile, employee profiles, overall business history, education credentials, and awards you've won, etc. Publish a section on your web site called "About Us". With your information...

    Provided By Simple Joe

  • Tools & Templates // Jun 2006

    Clarify project roles with this simple responsibility matrix

    In a large project, you may have many people with some degree of responsibility for completing certain deliverables. It might be just one person writing a document and one person approving it. But it's often more complicated than that, with several people having a hand in the creation and others...

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • Downloads // Jan 2008

    10 techniques for gathering requirements

    It's difficult to build a solution if you don't know the requirements. The "elicitation" step is where the requirements are first gathered from the client, and there are lots of ways to go about it. Each technique has value in certain circumstances, and you'll often need multiple techniques to gain...

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 ways to get a slipping project back on track

    Plenty of things can derail a project plan: underestimated tasks, departing staff, misallocated resources. Here are some practical techniques that can correct the direction of a project that's losing ground.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • Tools & Templates // May 2010

    Project issue submission form

    Attempts to track the problems that arise in the course of a large project can quickly get out of hand. This simple form makes it easy to record the key aspects of a problem so that everyone knows how it may affect the project, who's in charge of fixing it,...

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    Project risk management checklist

    Many projects have inherent risks that can wreak havoc if left unmanaged. This checklist will help you assess and minimize the risk potential for your project and head off possible problems.

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Virtual Job Interview Quiz For Technical Positions

    Since just getting an interview can often seem like a job in itself, you can go ahead and give yourself a big pat on the back if you've landed one? However, now the hard work really starts? Now it's time to actually land the job! The interview itself is the...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    The Recruitment Market Place And Why It Sucks

    In almost all firms there is a need to measure recruitment to find out if the way Human Resources handles manpower is fit for the needs of the organization. It is a sad fact of reality that not all people who are hired will succeed in the job. This has...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Emotional Intelligence - Results Are What Really Matters

    Team Leaders and Teams can benefit from enhancing Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills. They may have little or no control over processes, resources, other's approval, and the information required to complete their projects. Because of this, they can become anxious about meeting a deadline or frustrated with roadblocks. These negative emotions...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Project Management Is An Important Tool To Any Manager

    Project management is essential to finishing a project for a specific time. The key to completing a project for a specific point in time is good project management. An individual needs astounding managing skills and a goal oriented mind to set this in motion. A business runs on several departments...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Specialist Skills Needed In Project Management

    Project management is crucial to finishing a job for a specified time. The key to finishing a job for a specified point in time is good project management. An individual is required to have very good management skills and a mind-set that is goal directed. A company should have set...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Basic Project Management Steps

    Project management is essential to finishing a project for a specific time. The key to completing a project for a specified period in time is good project management. An individual is required to have very good management skills and a mind-set that is goal directed. A business should have set...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Project Management Is A Simple Step

    Project management is essential to finishing a project for a specified time.The key to finishing a project for a specific point in time is good project management. An person needs fabulous managing skills and a goal oriented mind to set this in motion. A business runs on several sections accomplishing...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Assorted Project Management Tasks

    Project management is crucial to finishing a job for a specific time. The key to finishing a job for a specified period in time is good project management. An individual needs fabulous managing skills and a goal oriented mind to set this in motion. A company runs on assorted departments...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Skills In Good Project Management

    Project management is the key to completing any style of type of project on time. The key to finishing a job for a specific period in time is good project management. Good management skills and a mind that is goal directed is required to set this project in motion. A...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    How To Have A Good Project Management Style

    Project management is the key to completing any style of type of job on time. The key to completing a project for a specified point in time is good project management. Good management skills and a mind that is goal orientated is required to set this job in motion. A...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    The Tasks Associated With Project Management

    Project management is crucial to finishing a job for a particular time. The key to finishing a job for a specified time period in time is good project management. Good management skills and a mind that is goal directed is needed to set this project in motion. A company runs...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Projectization And Project Management Essentials For Non-Project Managers

    Professional Project Management is becoming more pervasive. Like "Electrification", when electricity was becoming pervasive, "Projectization" is becoming pervasive throughout the workforce and organizations. Most people will not be professional project managers, but rather will be team members, support personnel, subject matter experts, department managers, and C-level executives. This paper gives...

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