Total Quality Management

Total Quality Management (TQM) is an organizational management approach for making all individuals responsible for improving the quality of goods and services supplied.

Activities in TQM include a rigorous program of on-going internal organizational analysis, benchmarking against competitors, explicit change control and meaningful progress measurement in all areas

Top ten time management skills

The secret to managing time successfully is being able to manage yourself, although we often think we don’t waste a minute of our time in reality this is far from true and there are many ways which we can manage ourselves more efficiently which ultimately leads to more successful time management. In order to successfully manage time there are strategies which you can use to stay more in control and relieve stress which plays a big factor in successful time management.

Telework gains in popularity for executives and top professionals

Companies start offering telework to executives and top professionals, a work style typically offered to lower-wage employees who don’t have to be on-site to be effective.

Pathlore Software Corp. did their best for 6 years to make Lee Maxey accept their job offer which he didn’t until they decided to offer him the chance to work for them from his home. That was the moment when they won him on their side as a chief learning officer.

They had to make this comprmise because, like they said, they need people with experience and most of people who have it are established and they don’t want to move to another town. So the only way companies can get them is by allowing them to work from home.

Team charter

A Team Charter is a brief written document used to define the mission and objectives of the team. The charter typically includes a statement of mission, objectives or statement of work; background; authority, boundary conditions (scope, constraints, resources, and schedule); membership; high-level requirements or specifications, and interface responsibilities.

Team Building and employee motivation techniques

One of the most important steps of a project is to carefully choose the team. This is not an easy job to do, because it requires a lot of objectivity and you must keep in mind the goal of the project and not the sympathy for certain persons. Before choosing the team you must think what kind of specialists you need exactly and this is the main thing you must consider when you choose the members: their specialty and your need for it.

Most of the times, having to choose a team means forgetting about sympathies and friendship and doing the right thing for the sake of the project. And because team building means more than just choosing a team, and also growing it and educating it, this also represents forgetting about yourself sometimes, especially when you’re the Project Manager or the responsible person for the success of the project.

Most important steps for a successful project

How many times have you heard about or been involved in a project that failed miserably? Or perhaps it just was not as successful as it needed to be. Did you ever spend time looking back to see what caused the project to go wrong. Next you have a few tips to help you understand what it takes to build a successfull project.

First of all you must know exactly what’s your project about. You must discuss it with your team(if you have any) and you must agree precise specifications for it. You cannot start working until you have a well-defined idea in your mind.

Steering committee

A Steering Committee is a group of high-level stakeholders who are responsible for providing guidance on overall strategic direction. They are usually composed of the decision makers in a company.

Stakeholder

Stakeholders are the specific people or groups who have a stake, or an interest, in the outcome of the project. Normally stakeholders are from within the company, and could include internal clients, management, employees, administrators… etc