In this article I consider the need to establish some boundaries in your work from home workplace and how and how frequently we communicate with colleagues
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This article discusses how we will all come to either love or hate working from home. Everyone will have their own experiences and find the good and the bad in the process
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This article discusses the challenge of finding and maintaining balance in life when moving to a work from home situation as a result of the corona pandemic
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The article discusses the balance between sharing and over sharing in a work from home situation. Finding the right balance can be challenging for many
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This article discusses the challenges faced by individuals and businesses adapting to a comprehensive work from home situation in response to virus control
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This article discusses flexibility in a mass work from home situation, one where entire families may be all trying to live and work in a common location
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This article discusses how marginalisation can occur in a work from home setting and provides both individuals and managers some tips to reduce its occurence and impact
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In this article I discuss the challenges of conflict in the workplace when personnel are working from home in an environment of social isolation and stress
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This post discusses ways of maintaining an environment of trust when your organisation suddenly adopts a work from home policy. Without trust teams can fall apart and productivity suffer
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How do a team of people who are used to seeing each other daily in an office environment maintain their engagement with each other and the organisation when they are suddenly separated.
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This is the first of a short series of posts aimed at supporting and providing advice to those now to working remotely. I've addressed them in terms of what you should consider if you are suddenly faced with having to move your team to work from home through issues such as the current global virus challenges.
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This is the final theme from the complexity series I began some time ago. Environmental uncertainty complexity impacts the complexity of the project through issues such as the uncertainty of the marketplace for the product and surrounding the project while it is being undertaken; the ways in which the project communicates with its stakeholders; the stakeholders influence over the project and; the political landscape influencing the project and its outcomes. Marketplace – Many projects are...
After a number of years of quiet we are starting to see the new wave of resources projects initiated. Now is the time to ensure personnel leading and within these new projects learn from the past and prepare for the future, yet much of the in house corporate knowledge that would have supported this in the past has been lost in the past half decade. Project teams need to find ways to rebuild their knowledge base around collaborative, virtual team projects to have successful futures.
This podcast is the second of a two part interview with Betsy Clark, President of Software Metrics. In the interview we discussed a case study Betsy contributed to the recently published book 'Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering'. The book is a joint effort between PMI and International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). Among her contributions to the book, Betsy provided two case studies, the one which is subject of this podcast is her review of the electronic...
This podcast is the first part of an interview with Betsy Clark, President of Software Metrics. In the interview we discussed the recently published book 'Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering'. The book is a joint effort between PMI and International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). Among her contributions to the book Betsy provided two case studies, one on the development of the F/A 18E/F Super Hornet which is the subject of much of this podcast. The book is the...
This podcast is a special interview with Stephen Townsend, Director of Network Programs at the Project Management Institute (PMI). In the interview we discussed the recently published book 'Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering'. The book is a joint effort between PMI and International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). The book is the product of five years of research and writing by a large team of contributors led by Eric Rebentisch and is both a really solid...
Understanding the impact of method and scope complexity on a project is an increasingly important requirement. Projects are getting bigger and the interfaces continue to grow. In this environment, understanding how mature the definition of the project is and how this is impacted by increasing amounts of new technology and immature assumptions allows project leaders, business leaders and project personnel to deliver better outcomes for all involved.
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Goal complexity in project environments includes issues such as the clarity of project objectives, any bias the project may have toward particular outcomes and solutions, how mature the decision making policy is and the overall understanding of any required trade off between cost, schedule and quality. Getting these issues resolved and clarified at the onset of your project will reduce much of the ongoing delivery risk.
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In part II of the short series looking at different contributors to complexity in projects and how it impacts and is impacted by virtual teams considers the social interaction and social complexity aspect, including the impact of communications, respect, commitment, contract types and procedures. This article and podcast follow on from the previous one which looked at forms of structural complexity and virtual teams.
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I am really happy to announce that from November this year Ulfire will be delivering the Responding to Organisational Complexity course developed by ICCPM on their behalf in Western Australia and eventually also in the Northern Territory. The course is a unique offering that addresses a gap in knowledge between undergraduate and post graduate training around complexity. The first Perth course starts on 6th November 2017.
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