Leadership and Conflict
This blog post addresses how dealing with conflict effectively is integral to any leadership role. It is an attention grabber as it is an area many shy away from. Highlighting how important it is to develop effective skill sets, it examines two major causes of conflict and provides you with tips to put healthy resolution into practice.
Is Decision-Based Evidence Making Necessarily Bad
Many managers think they’ve committed their organizations to evidence-based decision making — but have instead, without realizing it, committed to decision-based evidence making. Is that all bad? What can be done to fix it?
Creativity in Problem-Solving
Sometimes defining a problem is the key to its solution. So says Ben B. Graham on his website, worksimp.com. He tells us that the first step in solving any problem is understanding the problem. When this crucial first step is cast aside, the "would-be" problem-solvers rush in at full throttle contriving answers and solutions to perceived problems.
It is in the public interest that members, firms and members of assurance teams be independent of assurance clients. This independence is necessary in order to provide a reasonable level of assurance that any engagement conducted and subsequent report issued is grounded on professional judgment that is free of conflict of interest or bias.
Measuring Project Risk
No matter how good a project manager you are, you can't eliminate risk in IT projects. But you can and must manage it. Since you can't manage what you can't measure, good risk metrics should be part of your project tool kit.