Phone Fraud

Written by Gianfranco Fracassi

Please be aware of this, as I have had these calls fromrepparttar switch board – if you receive one hang up IMMEDITELY!!! Phone Fraud – Warning fromrepparttar 142829 Police 11 May 2005 we have been advised of a telephone fraud currently in operation, this applies to home and work telephone, landlines and mobile phones. If you receive one of these calls, upon answeringrepparttar 142830 telephone you will hear a recorded message congratulating you on winning and all expenses trips to an exotic location. You will then be asked to press 9 to hear further details. If you press 9 you will be connected to a premium rate line that cost approximately £20 per minute. Even if you disconnect immediately, it will remain connected for a minimum of 5 minutes costing around £100. The final part ofrepparttar 142831 call involves you being asked to key inrepparttar 142832 postcode and house number, which has other serous consequences.

Project Management Basics

Written by Michele Webb

If you have ever had responsibility for managing a project, regardless of how little or how big, you will understandrepparttar many nuances and special considerations that have to be taken into account behind-the-scenes. Project management success stories rarely showrepparttar 142755 struggles, problems or weaknesses ofrepparttar 142756 project or team torepparttar 142757 public. One author, Herbert Lovelace, likened this torepparttar 142758 kitchen, which “…tends to be cleaned up before it is shown to guests! “

Understanding how projects should be managed or “byrepparttar 142759 book” methodology is a good reference guide and tool for everyone. But, in order to succeedrepparttar 142760 project manager must understandrepparttar 142761 myriad of people, their needs, andrepparttar 142762 potential problems and issues that need to be tackled beforerepparttar 142763 project can be called successful. In my own experience, project management is a culmination of allrepparttar 142764 experiences and knowledge I have gained on past projects and is modified based on circumstance. There are, however, some very broad guidelines that can be implemented to help ensurerepparttar 142765 project stays on track.

1.Identification: make surerepparttar 142766 problem, or project purpose, is clearly identified before starting. This is best done by puttingrepparttar 142767 purpose into writing and havingrepparttar 142768 entire team reviewrepparttar 142769 text. Next, solicitrepparttar 142770 team’s agreement torepparttar 142771 purpose in a roundtable meeting. This will also help to identifyrepparttar 142772 customer’s concerns and issues that need to be addressed throughoutrepparttar 142773 project and help to stratifyrepparttar 142774 resources and potential conflictsrepparttar 142775 team may encounter.

2.Preparation: is all about figuring out what to do and how to do it. Although most of us can handlerepparttar 142776 mechanics of preparation fairly well on an independent basis, it may be more difficult to ensure that all project team members are in agreement. It is advisable to have everyone sign off on what is to be done and his/her role inrepparttar 142777 project as part ofrepparttar 142778 preparation. People are far more likely to support something that they understand and have had a role in developing. In our organization we use a document, called a Scope of Work agreement, as part ofrepparttar 142779 contracts and negotiation process that detailsrepparttar 142780 work to be done onrepparttar 142781 project. By using this document we can clearly setrepparttar 142782 project tasks, milestones and timeline beforerepparttar 142783 contracts are finalized. Here’s one tidbit, if you are trying to implement systems, and you can’t explain it easily, don’t implement it!

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