Compound interest includes interest not only on the initial investment but also on the accumulated interest in previous periods.
Assume we will save $1,000 for three years and earn 6% interest compounded annually.
What is the balance in our account at the end of three years?
Organizations will renew their focus on talent development as they look to grow and gain
competitive advantage in new markets. When we asked PMO managers about the most critical
factors for success, the skill sets of their project and program managers were a top concern. Our
2011 PMI Project Management Salary Survey found that nearly 70% of organizations now have a
career path for those engaged in project or program management. However, the majority of these
are still informal and not clearly defined and in writing. ...
Project management is the discipline that relates all of those words that you thought of that apply to project.
This discipline cultivates the expertise to plan, monitor, track, and manage the people, the time, the budget,
and the quality of the work on projects.
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Today’s industrial products, and many public sponsored projects,
show a strong increase in functionality and complexity. Think of automobiles,
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Describe the purpose of the balance sheet and understand its usefulness and limitations.
The Balance Sheet
The purpose of the balance sheet is to report a company’s financial position on a particular date.
Limitations: The balance sheet does not portray the market value of the entity as a going concern nor its liquidation value. p Resources such as employee skills and reputation are not recorded in the balance sheet.
Usefulness: p The balance sheet describes many of the resources a company has available for generating future cash flows.
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Well into the swiftly approaching millennium, project management will continue to be a highly desired skill
in the midst of great change. Because rigid organizational boundaries and responsibilities have blurred and
new technologies are changing the ways of doing business, results must be delivered more quickly and
accurately than ever before. These circumstances call for people who can deal with ambiguity and time
pressures while simultaneously accomplishing project goals—in other words, people who display excellence
in project management....
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Well into the swiftly approaching millennium, project management will continue to be a highly desired skill in the midst of great change. Because rigid organizational boundaries and responsibilities have blurred and new technologies are changing the ways of doing business, results must be delivered more quickly and accurately than ever before. These circumstances call for people who can deal with ambiguity and time pressures while simultaneously accomplishing project goals—in other words, people who display excellence in project management....
Of the respondents, 73% people in the survey believe successful project managers
have a high level of leadership skills and 9% partial agree with that statement, for a total
of 82%. Leadership skills can help people run a project more easily, but they are not
guarantees of project success. While project managers might be successful with
leadership skills, they will definitely fail without those skills. In some cases, projects may
be completed by a leader with low-level skills; however, if this leader could acquire more
skills, the project may be more successful in some aspects.
Barbara and Steve spent the entire month of February putting together the schedule and plans
for the CSS. Even though Barbara was the project manager, she and Steve worked together as
peers. As a team, they could brainstorm and double-check each other’s work. They had
worked together before and had an excellent relationship—one based on mutual respect and
trust. They could be candid and knew how to work through disagreements as well as how to
come to consensus on important issues. Barbara also knew that the work Steve produced was
always well thought out and very professionally done.
Solution: Lead your team in a different way. Think of your project team differently from how you think
of your department. Reduce your role to that of monitor. Watch the budget and the schedule, and ensure
that your team comes through; be available to solve problems that your team wants you to solve. For
some projects, you may need to work on the same level as your team because of deadline pressures,
lack of people on your team, or unexpected problems and delays. But step in only if your team needs
you, not because you assume that’s always the best way to proceed.
Being clear about the business objectives for implementing a PMO or developing its role is essential
if it is to deliver significant improvements in project performance and justify the cost. Which and
how many of the four objectives we described at the start are relevant will depend on the business
problems the PMO is intended to overcome. Once the problems are clear and agreed, the type and
range of services required to address them can be defined. This will determine the type of PMO that
is needed. Only then can the type of skill and expertise needed by the PMO...
Define the problems, decide the objectives of business in the short and in the long run, estimate the available and potential resources…
Determine the tasks, activities and projects, programs...and require for the attainment of objectives.
Formulate the policies, procedures, methods, standard and budgets of the plan.
Examine the environmental changes, reconsider continually, searching the essential information constantly for more effective methods and improve results.