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Why Senior Management Support is a Must for IT Project Success?

For IT Project success, senior management support should be on every project manager’s list of critical factors. In my experience, when we failed to get sufficient senior management support for our IT projects, the projects had little chance of succeeding, in fact they failed. As I indicated in my previous blog, the role of senior … read more


Replace your lone advisors with a professional firm

Advisory Boards have a daunting array of tasks. This includes advising CEOs and business owners how to overcome challenges at a particular time. Those challenges will change over time, depending on market conditions, the economy, industry, competition, and other factors. Those challenges are in a constant state of rapid change, making the role of the … read more


What does the future of Social Media look like?

‘One day we’ll be tweeting from the Moon, said the wise old owl to the eager baby beavers’ This sounds like something you’d see written in a story tale, but incredibly, it’s now actually true. What does the future of Social Media look like? And how is it affecting our business and learning practices? With … read more


Does Corporate Culture Affect IT Project Planning and Success?

Even with sound project teams in place, corporate culture and to lesser extent organizational structure will influence IT project planning and ultimately the project success. You need to be cognizant of the corporate culture, process and structure to ensure that your IT project plan does not mitigate any possible negative effects and potential failure. Corporate … read more


How Will the New Baby Boomer Retirement Lifestyle Shape the World?

What impact will Baby Boomer retirement lifestyle decisions have on the physical makeup of cities, government policies and the building industry? Plenty! My earlier blog ,What do we really want, makes it pretty clear that we are a very diverse groups with some very specific needs. These needs lead to 5 Real Estate Trends that … read more


Hunch-Based Selection

When a client project involves resume vetting, I always include in my proposal that I will spend 30 seconds max per resume. This is especially true if I’m vetting hundreds of documents from multiple postings. Just so you aren’t shocked, the recruiting industry average time spent on a resume is 6 seconds. I like to … read more


The Importance of Relevant User Input for IT Project Planning Success

One of the most important factors for IT project planning success is relevant user input. As I mentioned in my previous blog, failures in proper project planning are really opportunities. Relevant user input is one of those opportunities to improve project success. User input, better known as “project requirements” or “defined statement of work” is … read more


11 Must Haves in Baby Boomer Homes for a Better Retirement Lifestyle

“As a baby boomer, I want to be happy with my retirement lifestyle!” Identifying the specifics of what it is we are looking for in our next home is key to finding that happiness. Our diversity, as I mentioned in my first blog has made it clear that there is no “one size fits all” … read more


Challenges of SMEs in the UAE

Dr Nasser Saidi comments about the main challenge of SMEs in the region. There is a lack of access to long term finance. Small Medium Enterprise growth depends on banking and the financial sector, venture capital, micro-credit, crowd funding and investment.

Beware of Constraints that Can Cripple Your Business Growth

Every small business and start up wants to grow and become successful, but the trick is to have “planned growth” rather than “opportunistic growth”. If you opportunistically start taking on every new order for your products or services that comes along, sooner or later you’ll hit a “constraint” that cripples your business. Typical business growth … read more


Why a Good IT Project Plan Drives Success

With most failed information technology projects, the failures were planned to happen from the start. A good IT project plan has several key drivers for success.


5 Real Estate Trends That Define Baby Boomer Retirement Lifestyle

How are we going to decide on OUR retirement lifestyle? As a Boomer I know there is no “one size fits all” approach to moving past “midlife”. We are pioneering a new kind of retirement lifestyle to fit how we want our lives to unfold. Like all pioneers, we know where we want to go … read more