Browsing All posts tagged under »Professional Responsibility«

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 […]

2010 in review

January 2, 2011 by

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was […]

Request For Quotation (RFQ)

July 27, 2010 by

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A Request For Quotation is a seller selection process where the buyer knows what they need and specifies quantity, terms, even target price.  It is a companion, complimentary seller/vendor selection tool to the Request For Proposal.  You might use a RFQ at your work place and not even realize it.  For example purchasing 100 copies […]

PMI’s Ethics Complaints Process

March 24, 2010 by

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In an earlier posting (Understanding Ethics Complaints Questions on the PMP Exam, February 8, 2010), we discussed our duty as members (or certification holders) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) to report ethics violations to PMI and when we are obligated to carry out this duty. Section 2.3.3 of the Code of Ethics (http://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics/~/media/PDF/Ethics/ap_pmicodeofethics.ashx) states […]

Promises and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 23, 2010 by

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“I know Jack will get that report to me by Friday. He said I’ll have it by Friday, so I’ll have it by Friday—Jack never lets me down. When he says something will get done, I don’t worry about it because I can trust he’ll take care of it” says the project sponsor. “You’re fortunate […]

Application of Rules and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 22, 2010 by

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“Listen up, team! I’m tired of tardiness—we haven’t been able to start these morning meetings on time. Next person late to our morning meeting will be written up and reported to HR!” says the Project Manager. Just then, the meeting room door creaks open and the Project Manager’s favorite team member, with whom he plays […]