Work Breakdown Structure

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

WBS is a hierarchical decomposition of the project into phases, deliverables and work packages. It is a (tree) structure, which shows a subdivision of effort required to achieve an objective; for example a program or a project. The WBS is developed by starting with the end objective, and successively subdividing it into manageable components in…


Bullet points kill (a presentation)

Bullet points kill a presentation. The reason is very simple; if we listen to a powerpoint presentation with boring bullet points, our language processing parts in the brain get’s activated; we decode words into meaning. And that’s it, done. Nothing else happens. But when we are being told a story, things change. Not only are…


Create and share your story

We are made for telling stories. For over 27,000 years, telling stories has been one of our most fundamental communication methods. Not just that, we all enjoy a good story. We simply do. Words we simply process, but when we are being told a story, not only are the language processing parts in our brain…



Goals should be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic and Time-based. The acronym SMART has a number of slightly different variations, which can be used to provide a more comprehensive definition for goal setting: S Specific, significant, stretching M Measurable, meaningful, motivational A Agreed upon, attainable, achievable, acceptable, action-oriented R Realistic, relevant, reasonable, rewarding,…


Empathize with your audience

Empathize with your audience. Remember your audience is listening for a while, the air in the room may not be the freshest after an hour of presentation, or there may be a break needed for whatever urges there are.

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Surveys or questionnaires is an often used but hugely under-estimated methodology. Although they seem to be inexpensive, quick, and easy to analyze, often questionnaires have more problems than benefits. Unlike interviews, people conducting the research may never know if the respondent understood the questions. Question often are specific and information gained minimal. Return rates may…

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Leadership styles

One of the primary functions of leadership/management is to train people for their roles up to the point where is safe to delegate the job to them. Typically, 4 stages are recognized: Directing: High Directive, Low Supportive The leader provides specific instructions and closely supervises task accomplishment. Coaching: High Directive, High Supportive. The leader continues…

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A corrective action deals with a nonconformity that has occurred, and a preventive action addresses the potential for a nonconformity to occur. Corrective Action Locate the root cause of the nonconformity. Analyze the effect the nonconformity may have had and take appropriate action. Establish thorough follow-up to ensure the correction is effective and recurrence has…

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ROI – Return On Investment

ROI is an indicator used to measure the financial gain/loss (or “value”) of a project in relation to its cost. Why is ROI Important? It quantifies project value – Perhaps the most important aspect. It show business leaders dollar figures of a project’s worth, turning the subjective into the objective. It can build stakeholder support…



All tasks are evaluated using the criteria important/unimportant and urgent/not urgent and put in according quadrants. Tasks in unimportant/not urgent are dropped Tasks in important/urgent are done immediately and personally tasks in unimportant/urgent are delegated Tasks in important/not urgent get an end date and are done personally. This method is said to have been used…