New starters: What a Waste...?
It never ceases to amaze me how poor organisations are at taking on new staff. I don't mean the recruitment process per se (don't get me started on that one), but the set of physical activities that need to take place in order to get a new employee (whether full or part time, permanent or contractor) up and running and being able to contribute to the organisation in as profitable manner as possible. I'm
Criteria for Creating Project Artefacts
If I take a look at the people I follow on Twitter (currently about 1100) they fall into roughly several main categories listed here but not in any specific order:- Process and Quality Experts (including CMMI, ITIL and ISO specialists) Apple technical experts (including magazines and developers) Apple fanboys and girls Business leaders (non-IT) Musicians and other "celebrities" Journalists IT professionals
8 Quality Principles that everyone should adhere to
At various times in my career to date I've held the role of Quality Manager or Quality Leader either at project, programme or organisational levels. Over the years I've developed a set of eight simple Quality Principles that are easy to understand and more importantly, easy to achieve by everyone in the organisation. In fact these aren't so much Quality Principles as common sense principles which often