On a recent PRINCE® course of mine, one of my delegates asked me about the Project Plan. He wanted to know if this document was the same as the Blueprint document he used at his work. However as there is no such document as the Blueprint in PRINCE® he was unable to find the relevant document when trying to translate the terminology in his workplace to that in the method.
One the biggest killers of projects and business is the HiPPO- Highest Paid Persons Opinion. This is something that our business has witnessed over the last 30 years across many different companies in different industries and sizes.
The HiPPO was first coined by Avinash Kaushik in his web book Web Analytics: An Hour a Day. It describes the phenomena in meetings when the highest paid person in the room makes decisions made on their own opinion and does not utilise their team and the data at their disposal.
My son, who is at University, went for an interview recently for an internship. I helped him with his preparation going over the steps that I go through when preparing for an interview. (If you are interested in this – let me know and I will make it the subject of another blog article). We discussed how to identify sensible questions he could ask and possible questions that they might ask and how he might answer those.
Most business management trends start with large businesses and filter down to smaller ones. With Agile we’ve seen quite the opposite. The movement started in small, highly innovative businesses and is now taking center stage in big organisations from large financial institutions to utilities companies, charities and local government.
Linux as an App
To help support all the Linux Activities you can do in Windows, there are now several versions of Linux that you can download and run as apps on your Microsoft machines. You just go to the usual Microsoft App Store, download a Linux distro, and run it as an app from your desktop, eg:
Forces leavers are given Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) that they can use to gain skills and qualifications to transition into civilian life. This infographic gives an overview of the ELC rules and how employers can help. Training for your ex-forces employees is available from Quanta and we have a dedicated Forces Training Team on hand should you have any questions. Contact the team or call 0800 018 3975.