Browsing All posts tagged under »Management«

Dirty Consulting Tricks – Subletting the “talent”

October 9, 2012 by

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Bait and switch.  Pitch the A team and send in the D team.  Front load the client engagement up high and deliver low.  Three consulting slang terms for subletting talent or substituting in lesser skilled or experienced talent for the one proposed for an engagement. In program and project management the engagements typically involve the […]

Dirty Consultant Tricks – Leaky Faucet of Billable Hours

October 5, 2012 by

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The leaky faucet, the sieve, the bleeding of billable hours – called different things in different settings they refer to the same concept, a consulting/ contracting company or resource who piles up time and material hours.  It’s also one of three dirty consulting tricks I’ve observed first hand in the last few years.  The irony […]

TAPUniversity’s Online Learning System has moved.

October 8, 2011 by

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Exciting news. TAPUniversity has partnered with gnomio to launch its learning management system ahead.  Additional must-have features include test bank expansion and knowledge sharing tools.  An innovator in online project management training since 2006, this partnership ensures our delivery keeps paced with your learning needs! Just click on the TAPUniversity LMS* on the menu to […]

Celebration! 100,000 readers!

May 17, 2011 by

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Time for a little celebration.  Today the TAPUniversity blog surpassed 100,000 visits or reads.  Over the last two years our blog readership and contributions have grown steadily.  Several hundred professionals check in each day and explore over 400 articles and growing.    We’ll continue to publish and hope you’ll share in our exploration of the Management […]

How to Find Where New Process is Really Needed

March 31, 2011 by

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It’s great to learn new models. I LOVE models. I like to think about how they can be applied, and I get excited about both the predictive ability of models and the capacity for goodness that exists when a model is well executed. But I’ve learned that the reality is that you will never be […]

Business Analysis Technique #32 SWOT Analysis

March 22, 2011 by

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SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) is a venerable mainstay of management and MBA curriculum.  While it’s typically applied at the organization level for strategic management, SWOT analysis can be a helpful technique for understanding the business perspective for a set of requirements or a project. It’s described in 9.32 of the BABOK™ A […]

Business Analysis Technique #26 – Scenarios and Use Cases

March 2, 2011 by

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Several years ago I shared a series of articles in the Rational Edge for IBM that showcased real life applications of use cases and incremental development.  Two of those articles focused on replacing a legacy unemployment insurance system. The entire article provides a much more thorough introduction from that example – so take a quick […]