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Basic needs in project managment

by muthukumar.g In reply to Techtalks

<p>Hai Friends, </p>
<p>I would like to write these points as basic needs for any project management</p>
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<li>Understanding the domain</li>
<li>Understanding the strength and weakness of the team members</li>
<li>Understanding the real work involved</li>
<li>Understanding the customer's knowledge and role in application</li></ul>
<p>Somehow, now a days most project leaders and getting into troubles because of above listed reasons. I would like to know your comments dear friends. I will write more about this after your comments....</p>
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Basic needs in project managment

by michael.crocker In reply to Basic needs in project ma ...

I agree with these points but in my experience, communications is the
make or break on a project.  Because the world is changing, each
day the project manager needs to determine if the change can impact the
project.  They need to get the key stakeholders to evaluate the
change and work with them to determine if those alter the
deliverables.  Too often projects collect a set of requirements
(not always a complete set) and then launch off on a development
effort.  The symptoms of poor communication are budget and
schedule overruns (because you have to go back and change the
deliverable to match the new needs and goals of the stakeholder) and
deliverables that are not used (wasted efffort and money) because it
does not fit into the users business goals.<br />
<br />
Mike Crocker<br />

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Basic needs in project managment

by muthukumar.g In reply to Basic needs in project ma ...

<p>dear friend,</p>
<p>Thanks for your comments. I accept that communication is also a very much important requirement in Project management. I also have experience with my old team managers because of bad communication issues. Thanks for your support.</p>
<p>muthukumar</p>
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Basic needs in project managment

by vicki In reply to Basic needs in project ma ...

Oh such a simple concept with such truth and clarity.  And I agree to too often projects get in trouble for the above reasons.  The worse common offense I run across is related to the "real work involved".  Asking a business analyst what the major components of a new software app are and then using a cookie cutter for tasks to slap into MS Project is not sufficient. Okay, ranting a bit myself now.  But it seems that the first shortcut PMs take is the step of developing an adequate understanding of the underlying needs of a project to adequately plan and execute.  It may seem as if time is being saved, but with the struggles and rework that will come as a result, it costs in the long run.

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Windows XP Starter Edition

by muthukumar.g In reply to Techtalks

<p>Finally Microsoft comes with Window XP Starter Edition - Low Price and Less Features, Good for Basic Computer Users and Home Users. Indian Government also suggests this Operating System for its Low Price PC. Low Price PC comes with AMD Processer, 128 MB RAM, 40 GB HDD, 15" Monitor and with Usual Keyboard Mouse and Components. Indian Govt announced its contract with HCL Computers for promotion. Linux OS system with the above mentioned configuration comes low price compare to Windows OS, but i think people prefer Windows OS. I checked the Microsoft website for Windows XP Starter Edition Features... some are really interesting.. </p>
<p><strong>From Microsoft ... </strong>
<p><strong>Overview</strong>
The Microsoft? Windows ? XP operating system remains at the center of the ongoing evolution of the personal computer, enabling users to experience the power of the PC in new ways. In spite of these advances, millions of individuals still have not experienced even the most basic benefits of the personal computer or accessed the world of social and economic benefits that computer technology can make possible.
<p>In an effort to provide an affordable and simple introduction to personal computing, and as a result of ongoing collaborations with governments on PC access programs and increasing digital inclusion, Microsoft Corp. has developed Windows XP Starter Edition, an operating system designed for first-time PC users in developing technology markets.</p>
<p>Microsoft Windows XP Starter Edition is designed to offer an affordable and easy-to-use entry point to the Windows family of products that is tailored to local markets, in local languages, and is compatible with a wide range of Windows-based applications and devices.</p>
<p>In line with Microsoft?s other initiatives to enable digital skills training and access to technology, including the Local Language Program, Partners in Learning, and Unlimited Potential, the Windows XP Starter Edition supports the company?s long-term vision for the global marketplace, empowering even more people to achieve their fullest potential.</p>
<p><strong>Windows XP Starter Edition Features</strong></p>
<p>Windows XP Starter Edition balances the needs of first-time PC users in developing technology markets by delivering proven Microsoft technology at a more affordable price. Windows XP Starter Edition features include the following:</p>
<p>?<strong>Localized and tailored support. </strong>Windows XP Starter Edition features a redesigned help system, called My Support, which includes a built-in, detailed Getting Started Guide. In addition, Windows XP Starter Edition features local language instructional videos designed specifically for first-time PC users.</p>

<p>?<strong>Localized customization. </strong>With Windows XP Starter Edition, users can choose from country-specific wallpapers and screensavers with familiar landscapes, flags and geography-specific traditional designs.</p>

<p>?<strong>Preconfigured settings. </strong>Windows XP Starter Edition will help reduce confusion regarding setup options for entry-level users by preconfiguring advanced settings and enabling the Windows Firewall by default.</p>

<p>?<strong>Simplified task management. </strong>With Windows XP Starter Edition, first-time home PC users can have up to three programs and three windows per program running concurrently. Further simplification of the operating system includes setting a maximum display resolution of 1024x768 and no support for PC-to-PC home networking, sharing printers across a network or more advanced features such as the ability to establish multiple user accounts on a single PC.</p>

<p>Windows XP Starter Edition includes basic Windows XP features that allow users to take advantage of computing experiences popular with most first-time PC users, such as the following:</p>
<p>?<strong>Internet connectivity. </strong>Windows XP Starter Edition makes it simple to connect to the Internet and browse the Web.</p>

<p>?<strong>Software and hardware compatibility. </strong>Windows XP Starter Edition will be compatible with a wide range of Windows-based software applications and hardware devices, including printers, speakers and cameras.</p>

<p>?<strong>Windows user interface. </strong>The intuitive Windows user interface makes it easy for users to get up to speed quickly.</p>

<p>?<strong>Security. </strong>Windows XP Starter Edition users will be able to stay up to date and more secure with the latest security updates delivered in Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies.</p>

<p>?<strong>Communication. </strong>Windows Messenger will help make it fun and easy to communicate with friends and family through real-time text messaging.</p>

<p>?<strong>Digital photography.</strong> Users simply plug in a digital camera, and easy-to-use tools help users store photos, share photos with family and friends, post photos to a Web site, or even make their own prints with one of the many printers currently supported by Windows XP.</p>

<p>?<strong>Digital music and video. </strong>Windows XP Starter Edition includes Windows Media ? Player 9 Series, which allows users to listen to music and watch videos. </p>
<p><strong>Windows XP Starter Edition Geographic and Language Availability</strong></p>
<p>Starting in October 2004, Windows XP Starter Edition will ship on new, low-cost PCs available through PC original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Microsoft OEM distributors. The offer is currently available in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and throughout Latin America.</p>
<p><strong>Windows XP Starter Edition Pricing</strong></p>
<p>Windows XP Starter Edition is the most affordable Windows operating system offered to date. Specific pricing information is available to participating PC OEMs and Microsoft OEM distributors.</p>
<p>I would like to know user comments for this Microsoft's Idea... </p>

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My Movie List

by muthukumar.g In reply to Techtalks

<p>My Movie list</p>
<p>1. Planes, Trains And Automobiles <br />2. Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery <br />3. Austin Powers In Goldmember  <br />4. Devil's Advocate, The <br />5. Seven: New Line Platinum Series <br />6. Bram Stoker's Dracula (Superbit)<br />7. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me <br />8. When Harry Met Sally<br />9. You've Got Mail<br />10. While You Were Sleeping<br />11. Enter The Dragon: Special Edition <br />12. Black Hawk Down<br />13. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark <br />14. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom <br />15. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Plus<br />16. Face/Off<br />17. Swordfish <br />18. Godfather, The: DVD Collection (ALL)<br />19. Good the Bad and the Ugly, The<br />20. Behind Enemy Lines <br />21. Rush Hour 1 & 2<br />22. Gandhi</p>
<p>From: <a href="http://www.calcuttaweb.com/">http://www.calcuttaweb.com/</a></p>
<p>CITY OF JOY - DVD<br />Direction: Roland Joffe<br />Cast: Om Puri, Patrick Swayze, Shabana Azmi, Pauline Collins, Art Malik, Rudraprasad Sengupta </p>
<p>CHOKHER BALI - DVD<br />(with English Subtitles) <br />Based on Rabindranath Tagore's novel <br />Direction: Rituparno Ghosh <br />Cast: Aiswarya Rai, Raima Sen, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Tota Roychoudhuri, Lily Chakrabarty </p>
<p> APARAJITO - DVD<br />(with English subtitles)<br />Dir: Satyajit Ray<br />Cast: Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee,Pinaki Sengupta, Smaran Ghoshal<br />Music: Ravishankar<br /> <br /> PATHER PANCHALI - DVD<br />(with English subtitles)<br />Dir: Satyajit Ray<br />Cast: Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee<br />Music: Ravishankar </p>
<p>Mr. and Mrs. Iyer - DVD<br />(with English subtitles)<br />Dir: Aparna Sen<br />Cast: Kankana Sensarma, Rahul Bose</p>
<p>Arohan - DVD<br />(Hindi film with English subtitles)<br />Dir: Shyam Benegal<br />Cast: Om Puri, Sreela Majumdar, Victor Banerjee</p>
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<p>From: <a href="http://www.despardes.com/Movies/default.html">http://www.despardes.com/Movies/default.html</a></p>
<p>Page 3<br />Cast: Konkona Sensharma, Atul Kulkarni, Boman Irani, Tara Sharma, Sandhya Mridul. <br />Director: Madhur Bhandarkar.</p>
<p>3 Deewarein<br />Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, <br />Nagesh Kukunoor, Juhi Chawla, Gulshan Grover,<br />Vallabh Vyas<br />Producer: Elahe Hiptoola, Sanjay Sharma<br />Direction, Screenplay: Nagesh Kukunoor</p>
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<p>From: Amazon.com</p>
<p>Fingersmith (2005)<br />Starring: Stephanie Middleton, David Troughton Director: Aisling Walsh</p>
<p>Girl Play (2004)<br />Starring: Robin Greenspan, Lacie Harmon Director: Lee Friedlander </p>
<p>Gandhi (1982) - Indian<br />Starring: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen Director: Richard Attenborough </p>
<p>The Terrorist (199 - Indian<br />Starring: Ayesha Dharker, K. Krishna Director: Santosh Sivan </p>
<p>Maya (2001) - Indian<br />Starring: Anant Nag, Mita Vasisht Director: Digvijay Singh</p>
<p>Green Snake (1993) - Hongkong<br />Starring: Maggie Cheung, Man Cheuk Chiu Director: Hark Tsui</p>
<p>Tae Guk Gi - The Brotherhood of War (2004) - Korea<br />Starring: ****-Kun Jang, Bin Won Director: Je-gyu Kang </p>
<p>3-Iron (2004) - Korea<br />Starring: Seung-yeon Lee, Hyun-kyoon Lee Director: Ki-duk Kim </p>
<p>Ditto (Ws Sub) - Korea<br />Starring: Ji-tae Yu, Ha-Neul Kim Director: Jeong-kwon Kim</p>
<p>Desire (2002) - Korea<br />il Mare: A Love Story (2000) - Korea</p>
<p>Marriage Is a Crazy Thing (2002) - Korea<br />Starring: Woo-seong Kam, Jeong-hwa Eom Director: Ha Yu</p>
<p>The Coast Guard (2002) - Korea<br />Starring: ****-Kun Jang, Jeong-hak Kim Director: Ki-duk Kim </p>
<p>Guy (2005) - Korea<br />Starring: Jae-hyeon Jo, Won Seo Director: Ki-duk Kim</p>
<p>Samaritan Girl (2004) - Korea</p>
<p>Orlando (1993) - Russian<br />Starring: Tilda Swinton, Quentin Crisp Director: Sally Potter</p>
<p>The Return (2003) - Russian<br />Starring: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev </p>
<p>Persona (1967) - Sweden<br />Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann Director: Ingmar Bergman</p>
<p>Cries & Whispers - Criterion Collection (1972) - Sweden<br />Starring: Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan Director: Ingmar Bergman </p>
<p>All Things Fair (1996) - Sweden<br />Starring: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz Director: Bo Widerberg</p>
<p>Brief Crossing (Breve Traversee) (2001) - Sweden<br />Starring: Sarah Pratt, Gilles Guillain Director: Catherine Breillat</p>
<p>Intimacy (Unrated, Widescreen Edition) (2001) - Sweden<br />Starring: Mark Rylance, Kerry Fox Director: Patrice Ch?reau </p>
<p>The Dreamers (Original Uncut NC-17 Version) (2003) - Sweden<br />Starring: Michael Pitt, Eva Green Director: Bernardo Bertolucci </p>
<p>Montenegro (1981) - Sweden<br />Starring: Susan Anspach, Erland Josephson Director: Dusan Makavejev </p>
<p>The Seduction of Inga (1972) - Sweden<br />Starring: Marie Liljedahl, Tommy Blom Director: Joseph W. Sarno </p>
<p>In the Realm of the Senses (1977) - Japan<br />Starring: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda Director: Nagisa Oshima </p>
<p>Seven Samurai - Criterion Collection (1954)<br />Starring: Takashi Shimura, Toshir? Mifune Director: Akira Kurosawa </p>
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<p>Show Me Love (199<br />Starring: Alexandra Dahlstr?m, Rebecka Liljeberg Director: Lukas Moodysson </p>
<p>Tipping the Velvet (2002)<br />Starring: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes Director: Geoffrey Sax</p>
<p>Aimee and Jaguar (1999)<br />Starring: Maria Schrader, Juliane K?hler Director: Max F?rberb?ck</p>
<p>Manji (1964) - Japan</p>
<p>The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant<br />Starring: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder</p>
<p>The L Word - The Complete First Season (2004)<br />Starring: Jennifer Beals, Erin Daniels Director: Ernest R. Dickerson, Tony Goldwyn </p>
<p>Lost and Delirious (2001)<br />Starring: Piper Perabo, Jessica Par? Director: L?a Pool </p>
<p>Girl Meets Girl (1974)</p>
<p>Butterflies (1974)</p>

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