Gartner (NYSE: IT)

Everything you read has to be read with critical thinking but Gartner press releases are always so interesting for me, and I have to recognize that I swear by in some of these articles. For instance, this recommendations about how IT companies should adapt to the deceleration of the economy. Thank you Juan for this … Read more

Podcast episode 024: successful negotiation skills (part 1 of 2)

Pod cast episode 024: successful negotiation skills (part 1 of 2) from pm411.org gave me some tips for the internal negotiations: Prepare your meetings, Understand your priority, What alternatives do you have?, Make sure that your consistency plan has time & resources, Be careful with the relationship, Get agreement between all parties, Build relationships in … Read more

Power struggle

As you can imagine, the path to approve REACH legislation has not been easy. This Report of Greenpeace shows how the chemicals industry is fighting to maintain its privilege position in the use chemicals substances without adequate control of the Use, Exposure and waste of them. Some Stages:1.- Deny the Problem,2.- Create fear over job … Read more

PodCasts

Pod-Cast Some weeks ago I subscribed to a RSS where they publish PM pod-casts. The firsts experiences with this kind of communication have been the next ones: 1.- The importance of the publicity as sponsor of the publisher. 2.- The communication methodology used in this channel is essential: how clear is the way the speakers … Read more

Reach, the chemical SOX?

Reach applies to European Union but it really affects globally. You can see in the internet a lot of US companies offering solutions for companies that work/import substances in EU. This phenomenon looks like when some years ago the US government announced the SOX regulation. On that days I was working in a Spanish company … Read more

Being Reach Compliance

Today I had the opportunity to attend session about Reach, a legislation of the European Union for chemical products. After a big amount of readings about this law, this session was more amazing way to learn than read. The good news for me is that now I understand exactly where is located the tiny communications … Read more

Scattered brains

There are people who are able to start all kind of Projects, offerings or ideas. This start usually comes with a great motivation. After a while the responsibility assigned is delayed and you really don’t know the real reason. Finally you understand that these people really never finish anything. What to do with them?

How to clarify a resource about responsibility in assigned tasks?

Delegation can be defined as assigning work, responsibilities and authority so others can make the maximum utilization of their abilities. With it, often people understand what’s the meaning of “a task is assigned to a person” but sometimes other people don’t understand the meaning of responsibility and accountability. That’s being a problem for me during … Read more

Reach, new market!

Sorry about that, all my posts are around the same: Reach, the obsession that overflows my last weeks. With this new regulation one of the things you have to do is create a complex dossier of information with 13 points of different features, tests and scenarios of use that defines a substance. To elaborate this … Read more

Schedule Compresing

Once again I’m working in a Project Planning compressing the schedule due to a sponsor’s requirement about the end date. I have defined the critical path and I have changed some ‘finish to start’ activities by ‘start to start’ activities (I assume the mistake). Until then there is not a big problem. In addition I’m … Read more