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Revenue department wins UN award for Bhoomi e-governance project
Revenue Department wins UN award - Bangalore, Saturday, June 24th, 2006 The Karnataka revenue department has been selected for the prestigious UN public service awards for good governance and innovative projects in rural and urban areas. The department is among 11 entities from as many countries chosen for this years awards. The awards were announced on the occasion of UN public service day, which was observed on Friday. Right click to e-asy governance - It takes just two minutes - faster than cooking ......

Posted On Saturday, June 24, 2006 9:13 AM

Do's and Do'nts of e-Governance projects
breakpoint # 30 Do's and Don'ts for e-governance projects Most of the e-governance projects are affected by; 1) Improper conceptualization 2) Lack of stakeholder involvement 3) Vested interests among stakeholders 4) Cutting corners, while under pressure - especially engineering aspects 5) Person dependency 6) Impractical goals 7) Is champion led, rather than process led 8) Focus is only on technology, rather than people & process 9) Infrastructural and financial constraints Do's 1) Avoid ambitious ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 21, 2006 4:23 AM

The art of communication
The art of communication Every project manager spends around 90% of their time in communicating with others. This include emails, status updates, listening to people, telephone conversations, meetings etc. In project management, it is the senders responsibility to ensure that the recipient received the message and understood it's intended meaning. Hence it becomes an art to communicate effectively, in a very short span of time. During one of my project management coaching programs, one of the participants ......

Posted On Monday, June 19, 2006 8:48 AM

What is your vocation?
What is your vocation? In the midst of all of life's contradictions, we search for life's true meaning. We wonder and ask, Why? Why am I here? Why am I alive at all? What must I do? No one is alone in posing these questions. Humanity as a whole feeds the pressing need to give sense and purpose to a world which is increasingly complicated and difficult to be happy in. In one of the training programs, we were discussing about the need for a vocation to be conscious about the value of one's own time. ......

Posted On Saturday, June 10, 2006 2:48 PM

Buffer management - point to ponder :-)
"Aby for me usually I use the Critical Chain method and merge all buffers, but I use that buffer at the start for rest" This a chat line from one my project management training participants. Actually lot of meaning is packed into this single sentence. The moment we know the buffers, we tend to procrastinate work, and in the process the buffer gets wasted. So that is great pitfall, when we start seeing all the buffers as single large chunk as feeder buffers or project buffers. Thanks a ton buddy, ......

Posted On Thursday, June 8, 2006 6:32 PM

Self organizing teams
Self Organizing teams Today it was hectic but interesting. The whole day, I was with some brilliant young engineers. At one place we were conducting a work shop on agile project management. I started with the basics which included, self organizing teams. When the workshop really progressed, we split into teams and started work on the architecture. This grouping was a random selection of participants. After some time, the group again merged into one large group, with two persons at the central point. ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 7, 2006 6:16 PM

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