Building Success with a Frame of Reference

Dining in a Michelin star restaurant is a memorable experience. The chef showcases his fine culinary expertise with creative use of quality ingredients and immaculate presentation. On top of that, the attentive service and the ambiance deliver an extraordinary evening. That fabulous experience becomes a frame of reference for comparing… [More]

10 Things on the Radar for Managing Project Interdependencies

Interdependencies add complexity to decision-making. Oversight on their cross impacts could cause major setback to the outcomes. The following is a list of questions that need to be addressed. 1.       Linkages What is the relationship between the projects under consideration? Have you identified the specifics, the what, when, why, and… [More]

A Structured Approach to Problem Solving

There are many ways to tackle a problem. There are the good as well as the mediocre approaches. Complex problems call for a structured approach. There are many reasons why a structured approach delivers better results: A systematic review of issues provides consistency in sorting out causes The planned assessment… [More]

The Essence of the Big Picture

With the advance of Google maps, driving around in a strange neighbourhood is not a huge challenge anymore. The voice navigation provides turn-by-turn directions. Despite the convenience, I found the first visual presentation of the origination and the destination offers a mental orientation on where I am headed. That big… [More]

Tips on How to Manage Risks

Business risk poses an uncertainty that leads to potential negative impacts. In managing risks, you can look for ways to minimize the likelihood of occurrence and mitigate its impacts should it occur. There are several questions you could raise to address both areas. To minimize the likelihood of occurrence, ask:… [More]

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