Project Management Basics

Written by Michele Webb

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3.Implementation: just remember, it is always tricky! Try to keep implementation as simple as possible and have a rollback strategy in place. How you react to unexpected issues will makerepparttar difference between success and failure. Don’t demoralize a team working long hours by letting critical decisions hang or go unanswered. Make sure that everyone onrepparttar 142755 team is inrepparttar 142756 communication loop and has a stake inrepparttar 142757 project. Byrepparttar 142758 same token, don’t be afraid to userepparttar 142759 rollback strategy if unexpected events sabotagerepparttar 142760 timeline.

4.Reflection: is your most valuable tool. We all learn a lot afterrepparttar 142761 project is over about what or how we might have done something differently. It is helpful to keep a written log duringrepparttar 142762 project. The log can also be used as a tool afterrepparttar 142763 project is over to figure out how things could have been improved. A post-project team meeting where all team members can contribute torepparttar 142764 feedback is warranted and will produce valuable information from all stakeholders.

Project managers should takerepparttar 142765 time to learn from formal methodologies and utilizerepparttar 142766 help from mentors and other experienced project managers. In my humble estimation, though, there is no substitute forrepparttar 142767 “hands-on” approach to project management and planning. Regardless ofrepparttar 142768 methodology or set of ideals you start out with, nothing will replacerepparttar 142769 amount of sweat, teamwork, hard work and personal involvement required to successful project management. You can reducerepparttar 142770 number of problems and issues you deal with, however, by following these four simple guidelines.

Publishing Rights: You have permission to publish this article electronically, in print, in your ebook or on your website, free of charge, as long asrepparttar 142771 author's information and web link are included atrepparttar 142772 bottom ofrepparttar 142773 article andrepparttar 142774 article is not changed, modified or altered in any way. The web link should be active whenrepparttar 142775 article is reprinted on a web site or in an email. The author would appreciate an email indicating you wish to post this article to a website, andrepparttar 142776 link to where it is posted. Copyright 2005, Michele Webb. All Rights Reserved.

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Is VoIP the 'Next Big Thing' in Telecommunications?

Written by Marvin Bellnick

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Clearly, though, residential VoIP is heading towards direct competition withrepparttar local phone companies’ coveted landlines. A couple of years ago at a meeting in SBC’s Publishing division, one ofrepparttar 142556 executive managers cried, “Landlines, we need to stop losing landlines!” This was in response to cell phone companies taking away market share fromrepparttar 142557 local Baby Bells. Now that VoIP is onrepparttar 142558 radar,repparttar 142559 executive management teams forrepparttar 142560 local and long-distance phone companies must be huddling in their back offices, trying to figure out how they will stoprepparttar 142561 bleeding inrepparttar 142562 years to come.

With VoIP costing far less that traditional local and long-distance phone service and overcomingrepparttar 142563 last ofrepparttar 142564 residential hurdles, one can be sure that consumers will soon be taking notice. Many will also start wearing t-shirt like “VoIP VIP” and “Got VoIP?” to herald inrepparttar 142565 new era in telecommunications.

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