In today’s dynamic and competitive world, a project manager’s key challenge is coping with frequent unexpected events. Despite meticulous planning and risk-management processes, a project manager may encounter, on a near-daily basis, such events as the failure of workers to show up at a site, the bankruptcy of a key vendor, a contradiction in the guidelines provided by two engineering consultants or changes in customers’ requirements.1 Such events can be classified according to their level of predictability as follows: events that were anticipated but whose impacts were much stronger than expected; events that could not have been predicted; and events that could have been predicted but were not. All three types of events can become problems that need to be addressed by the project manager. The objective of this article is to describe how successful project managers cope with this challenge.
Collaborative tools are a lot like Tribbles. One person has a need, finds a free tool online, and after a test, their group decides to use it. The same happens with other groups and other tools, and pretty soon you end up with collaborative chaos, much like the problem Captain Kirk had with the Tribbles.
Vale già oltre 1 miliardo e mezzo di euro il mercato dell’Internet delle Cose in Italia. È quanto emerge dai dati presentati dell’Osservatorio Internet of Things della School of Management del Politecnico di Milano e consolidati a fine 2014.
Secondo i dati dell’Osservatorio, nel nostro Paese sono già 8 milioni gli oggetti interconnessi tramite Sim cellulare, con una crescita del 33 per cento anno su anno e un valore complessivo di 1,15 miliardi di euro. I restanti 400 milioni di euro sono appannaggio di differenti tecnologie di comunicazione come Wireless M-Bus, WiFi, Reti Mesh Low Power, Bluetooth Low Energy.
For many years, Bill Jensen of Simplerwork.com has been studying and advising on how to cut through the built-up clutter and confusion in the workplace in order to get to the simple and effective beliefs and practices that brings peoples’ work lives to life. I first came across his work in 2003 via the book “Work... Read more »
There are few business decisions more critical than determining how to provide an enabling environment for a workforce to operate efficiently and effectively. Yet the key levers of the modern digital workplace are still relatively unfamiliar to most executives. Just as challenging is the technology space, which is complex enough -- and certainly fragmented enough -- that most corporate leaders are forced to assume they either have enough enabling collaboration technology already, or that someone Topic: Social Business.
Forte delle previsioni di Gartner cui secondo, nel 2017, il 20% degli attuali leader di mercato saranno scavalcati da rivoluzionarie realtà di business digitali nate dopo l’anno 2000, Avanade ha presentato la propria Techonology Vision per il 2015 in corso.
Fondata sulla convinzione che la “digitalizzazione è la forza irresistibile che guida e permette alle aziende di ripensare le strategie di mercato e le attività di business”, la società fornitrice di soluzioni tecnologiche, cloud e servizi gestiti per le aziende suggerisce quattro messaggi chiave cui far riferimento per rimanere al passo con il business in maniera costante.
In 2015 it seems foolish to have a digital or mobile strategy, you just need a business strategy for the modern world...From Tesla to Instacart, Hotel Tonight to Twitter, BuzzFeed to WhatsApp, every high-growth, high-profit, high-value unicorn was constructed with one thing in mind: the modern world.
These are companies founded in a world of new behaviors, inspired by new technology and liberated by new market dynamics. They have ignored all existing companies in their marketplace, they’ve been propelled into rapid growth unencumbered by the same elements, assets, knowledge, learned behavior that once fueled the incumbents.
We shape our tools and then our tools shape us: a classic Marshall McLuhan quote that most perfectly explains the current business reality.
Rappelons-nous les sombres prédictions de 2010. Les détracteurs du programme d’austérité mettaient alors en garde contre la « casse sociale » que ne manquerait pas de causer le licenciement de près d’un demi-million de fonctionnaires. Cinq ans plus tard, la suppression de 400 000 emplois publics a bien eu lieu, mais elle s’est accompagnée de la création de deux millions d’emplois dans le secteur privé, tandis que le taux de personnes en emploi atteignait un niveau record.
Several forces are at work in the "social collaboration" tool marketplace that are creating great turbulence. It’s fairly well-known that businesses face a systemic issue with adoption of social collaboration tools. These tools (also called enterprise social networks, or social business) share some common design motifs, like activity streams, project or group workspaces, file sharing, user profiles, and various communication mechanisms such as direct messages, @mention Topic: Social Business.
Some professionals, we found, still manage to avoid social media altogether. But most see that as unrealistic in many occupations, and are unwilling to be deprived of the advantages social media affords in terms of connecting to people and collecting information. Many in some way recreate in social media the kinds of boundaries, or mental fences, they use in real life to organize their worlds. These boundaries serve people well offline, and they can perform their function online, too.
Digital transformation is one of the most important topics facing retail today. As one of the largest retail brands in the U.S., second only to Walmart, Kroger Co., a Fortune 25 company with over $100 billion in revenue, is two years into its digital...
Some 38 million smartphones are currently in regular use in the UK, an increase of 9 per cent compared with 2014, and three quarters of adults now use the internet on a daily basis. With the digitisation of the economy occurring at an exponential rate, businesses must integrate digital technologies throughout their entire business, process and people – or risk being left behind. This report outlines where the money will go next in digital, ten digital strategy tips, the rise of video marketing, how to harness social media and ten hot UK tech startups to watch
The United States government has given the public access to its massive analytics database, and the results are fascinating. What share does the Mac really have? Is Windows 8.1 a hit or a miss? Who's winning the browser wars? I've dug deep to get the answers.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.