There is no arguing that ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) and CMI (Chartered Management Institute) courses are a good thing. Over 750,000 managers have taken an ILM qualification in the past 10 years and employers say 93% of managers perform better at work after an ILM qualification. Likewise 78% of employers agree that CMI qualifications provide quality assurance for customers and that the benefits outweigh the time, money and effort invested in obtaining them. I’d also like to point out though that 73.6% of statistics are made up on the spot – as is that figure probably!
DSDM (AgilePM) is that little-known British-born sibling of Agile, making up just 1% of worldwide Agile use, don't discount it just yet, it has many aspects to shout about. If your team is looking to move from a traditional project management style to Agile, AgilePM might just be the answer.
Once you've completed ITIL® Foundation Certificate and gained two points, no doubt you'll be looking towards the next level of intermediate modules.
In a LinkedIn training group I frequent, I often see posts looking something like: "I'm holding a workshop on communications plz share your plans". Did I say a post? More like 'a heading without further content' is a more accurate description.
Nonetheless, the irony of demonstrating an inability to communicate effectively (no details of intended audience, session objectives, addressed problem) nor the utter cheek of soliciting complete strangers to perform design effort for them, posts like this occur quite frequently.
A question I often get asked is how to get into safe mode on the new Windows operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows 10 and Server 2012. One answer is you shouldn’t have to – if Windows detects problems (for instance with the registry and / or drivers) it should automatically launch the Recovery Environment (aka Win-RE) - but that is a little unsatisfying. Suppose you had some malware that was able to auto launch and was disrupting normal operations. In that case you might want to manually force a safe mode boot and investigate the issue further.
We are now incorporating 'The Effective Change Manager' into our APMG change management course. This new body of knowledge is an important resource for change management, providing an independent benchmark of best practice to managers conducting change. It also aims to give guidance and links to appropriate sources on how to effectively lead change.
From thinking twice before you accept a meeting attendance request, to keeping management processes simple, these nuggets of advice sound like common sense but we'll all admit that sometimes we have to be reminded! We've always been big fans of TED talks at Quanta. We hope that this list of collated TED talks will give you some inspiration and provoke a little thought.