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Projects defined around constraints related to customer complaints are…

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri “Project (s) defined around constraints related to customer complaints are bound to succeed, thus rapidly increasing belief in your culture..” Tweet # 72 Hopefully, any of you (or your family members or friends) reading this wouldn’t have the need to check your arteries for clogging as a result of cholesterol build [...]

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Time is a unique commodity

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri  Time is a unique commodity, so precious with a zero shelf life. Leverage it wisely with your people and customers. Tweet # 59 The purpose of our life on this earth is to take the journey, enjoy it, make a difference when we arrive at the destination so that the next [...]

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Pure insanity is doing something repeatedly and expecting something better to happen

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri Root Causes for the repeated “Pure insanity” Tweet Story No.1 “Pure Insanity” reminds me of my driving habits when I was cautioned to look at the maps and seek proper direction. I assumed I was directionally oriented based on the time of the day and the geographical location (North, South, East, [...]

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Update: Traits of a Global Leader

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri Our Philosophy: “We must avoid the errors that we advise our customers on, for which we get paid” The world is getting to be complex in inter-nation relationships while people still yearn for similar or basic needs such as compassion, good health, citizenry, relationship, decent finances, however, are tending to stray [...]

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Simplify the Process

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on May 3, 2013 Managing Projects Overseas Part III We just spoke of global perspective of managing projects overseas, followed with how PMs can minimize culture gaps in these situations. We now conclude with a value-based sequel relating to simplifying the process as we successfully manage our project [...]

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Minimizing the “Culture” Gaps

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on May 1, 2013 Managing Projects Overseas Part II The “Culture” gaps are not something that one would face when they work projects overseas. We can and are facing culture gaps here in our own nation. So what is this culture gap we refer to all the time? [...]

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A Global Perspective

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on April 29, 2013 Managing Overseas Projects Part I All of us have had a fair share of success in managing projects either in our own cities and/or across our country. While some of us on a few occasions have had the fortune of also engaging in projects [...]

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Dealing the Hand

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on March 22, 2013   “Is it true that we should always be closing?” Should we be so focused on current project execution and revenue or should we leave it to someone else as their deliverable? Yes and No, as I recall the movie “Boiler Room”, back in [...]

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Delivering Your 4th Dimension

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on March 20, 2013   “Guys, our reports are due this Friday to our client!” This rings a loud bell in our ears as project managers. While you compile those reports, you might find some that are excessively detailed; others that are not written in the language of [...]

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Delighting Your Customers

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on March 18, 2013   Ever thought about a time when a salesman, provider or a vendor asked you if you were delighted with their product and/or services? Probably, much less often than you wished. By the same token, do you recall your customer or manager complaining about [...]

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Integrating Business Process via with Electrical Audit Excellence

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Rao, G* As originally published on January 25, 2013 Electrical Audit Excellence Part III In this final “Part III” of our series, we close by integrating the electrical audit process with the principles of business process excellence. As project managers, the approach using the principles of business process excellence (BPEx) [...]

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Extracting Business Opportunities from Electrical Audit Excellence

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Rao, G* As originally published on January 23rd, 2013 Electrical Audit Excellence Part II This sequel to Part – I deals with solving problems and leveraging opportunities in the field of electrical audits, where project managers working within or outside their project scope in their organizations, can make a significant [...]

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Organizational Management with Electrical Audit Excellence

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Rao. G* As originally published on January 21st, 2013 Electrical Audit Excellence Part I Abstract Organizations throughout the world invest time, energy, and efforts to comply with standards in different areas such as ISO, OSHA, and other areas. One of the critical areas for any infrastructure or business operating unit [...]

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True Stories of Success – Testimonials

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on September 21, 2012 Career Transitioning Excellence (CTEx) Part III In Part II we took our audience to the next level by sharing how the process of CTEx works with today’s professionals.  This generated interest with begging questions as in: Who has achieved success with the CTE approach? [...]

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How is Career Transition Excellence Achieved?

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on September 19, 2012 Career Transitioning Excellence (CTEx) Part II In Part I we introduced our audience to the concept of CTEx and shared its importance as well. We also concluded how at some point in our careers we have a dire need for CTEx. In Part II [...]

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Understanding and Visualizing a Career Transition

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on September 17, 2012 Career Transitioning Excellence (CTEx) Part I Background: In our prior articles published in this forum, our focus was on getting professionals to succeed in their career by gaining a unique set of skills at the place of work or business. In our series this [...]

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Validity of the Net Promoter Score Model in Business

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on May 12, 2012   Abstract: The net promoter score (NPS) has been widely touted as a leading indicator of customer loyalty resulting in increased customer sale (be it repeat, new, or regained). In Part I of this blog series, you will see how one should be validating [...]

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Predictive Modeling for Collegiate Academic Excellence

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Co-Author and Project Lead Contributor, Ms. Reethika S. Iyer* As originally published on April 20, 2012 PMP and LSS for Students in Colleges and High Schools Part III Background: In Part I and Part II, we touched upon the value proposition in understanding the impact of high school on final examination [...]

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Analytical Treatise for College Students of this Millennium

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Co-Author-Project Lead Contributor, Ms. Reethika S. Iyer* As originally published on April 18, 2012 PMP and LSS for Students in Colleges and High Schools Part II Background: In Part I, we shared our experience on how parents make decisions to selecting high schools. Once the students graduate they are then again [...]

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Impact of High School Choice on Student Final Year Performance

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Project Lead Contributor, Ms. Reethika S. Iyer* As originally published on April 16, 2012   PMP and LSS for Students in Colleges and High Schools   Part I Background: In an earlier publication on this forum we focused our discussions on the relevance, meaning and value of LSS and PMP professionals [...]

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Viable Lean Six Sigma Solutions with PMP

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Gustav Toppenberg* As originally published on April 13, 2012 Enhancing PMP with Business Process Excellence Part III   Meandering in a World Swayed by Certification: In Part I, we addressed the vitality of the linkage of a PMP leader’s KPI to the business goals and objectives.  As a sequel in [...]

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Validating Project Timeline in Changing Customer Requirements

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Gustav Toppenberg* As originally published on April 11, 2012 Enhancing PMP with Business Process Excellence Part II Background In Part I we initiated discussions on how the KPI needs to link with the business goals and objectives. In this part, we dwell on changing customer requirement (CCR) which is itself [...]

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Success with Key Performance Indicators via PMP

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Gustav Toppenberg* As originally published on April 9, 2012   Enhancing PMP with Business Process Excellence Part I   Brief Introduction of the current PMP and LSS status quo: Whether we refer the PMP or LSS leadership success there is a clear process that is transparent as shown below: With [...]

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Startup, Small, and Medium Enterprises – A Lean Approach

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on November 20, 2011 Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Project Management Skills Part III of III   Enterprise and Startup Institutions: In parts I and II, we devoted our thoughts to the industrial and academic environment on the value and benefits of LSS and PM skills for this [...]

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Academic Excellence – Students, Faculty and Management Contribution

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on November 18, 2011   Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Project Management Skills! Part II of III   Academic Institutions: In part I, we dwelled on the relevance, meaning and value of LSS and PM professionals in the industry. In part II of this series, our scope relates [...]

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Applicability to Industrial Professionals

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on November 15, 2011   Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Project Management Skills Part I of III   Industry Professionals In this 3-part series, we will share with our readers on how skills in the process excellence area such as Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and Project Management (PM) [...]

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Meeting professional and business needs in a challenging economy

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on September 2, 2011 Mastering LinkedIn for Successful Career Part III Sustaining Networking Success! In our Part I and Part II earlier this week, we focused on the general features of LinkedIn showed how one needs to leverage LinkedIn to for plan their career and business success. In [...]

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Mastering the LinkedIn Process to sustain an optimized profile!

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on August 31, 2011 Mastering LinkedIn for Successful Career Part II Introduction In our part I this week, we initiated the blog with an introduction to the general features of LinkedIn and what one can think of while riding the network to plan their career and business success. [...]

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Have You “LinkedIn” for Your Career Success?

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on August 29, 2011 Mastering LinkedIn for Successful Career Part I Background Earlier this summer, I published a blog article on embedding sustainability for one’s career security. In that 3-part series, I committed to embarking on how networking is fast becoming a necessity rather than a luxury when [...]

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Résumé Visual Errors, Conclusions, and Recommendations

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on May 27, 2011 Scripting a Project Manager’s Résumé Part III   Visual Errors to Avoid: In this pre-final section, we will focus on visual and conspicuous features of your résumé. Several such aspects in the entire body of your résumé are shown in death defying bullets below: [...]

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Designing Your Cover Letter, Controlling References, and Personal Information

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on May 25, 2011 Scripting a Project Manager’s Résumé Part II  Your Cover Letter: This document although appearing to become a thing of the past, can be critical with the variances it possesses, as to a how you can format and deliver it. Find out how this is [...]

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Embedding Sustainability for your Career Security in this Millennium

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on May 23, 2011 Scripting a Project Manager’s Résumé Part I     An Introduction: In today’s world there is little doubt that you are focused on your career security when it comes to working in your organization. Your passion, interest, and deep commitment beyond an involvement is usually [...]

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Traits of a Global Leader

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri As originally published on November 16, 2010   Traits of 21st Century Leaders The world is getting to be complex in inter-nation relationships while people still yearn for similar or basic needs such as compassion, citizenry, relationship, decent finances, however, are tending to stray away from proven success patterns of leadership. [...]

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Relevance of Lean Six Sigma for the 21st Century

By Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Dhananjay Joshi, Director Towers Vestas India As originally published on October 20, 2010   Over decades since the 1960s, initiatives were introduced by Dr Deming, Dr Juran, and Dr Goldraat known in the industry as continuous improvement gurus. Some industries utilized the knowledge in initiatives of such gurus and succeeded [...]

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