Resilient vs Agile Supply Chain

Resilient vs Agile Supply Chain

Uncategorized
[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Mr.Nitin Choudhary CSCP Faculty   Resilience is defined as the ability of a person, system or organization to recover to normal when subjected to external force or disruption. The same definition extends to Supply Chains. It's the capability of a Supply chain to achieve its intended goals even in the face of changes & disruptions. In theory, a total resilient supply chain will absorb most of the impact and recover to reach its target. But hardly any organization relies on a totally resilient supply chain because usually these impacts come at a cost (sometimes which even results in loss of business). Inherent in the definition itself, resilient supply chains contradict the lean philosophies.   On the other hand, an agile supply chain is defined as a supply chain which is quick…
Read More
The Rise & Rise of Hybrid Project Management

The Rise & Rise of Hybrid Project Management

Uncategorized
[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] [vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] In one of my earlier articles, I had briefly touched upon the genesis of Project Management. However, I felt that an apt preface to this topic of discussion would be to delve deeper into the history and evolution of project management, which would set the context to discuss the latest trend that has been evolving in the project management world. History of Project Management: Preposterous as it may sound, Project Management shares its existence and evolution timeline with that of the human kind, it’s just that it was not christened then and got its name much later during the day. However, the history or project management is relatively recent. Before project management was defined and named, there were projects. The Pharaohs built the pyramids of Egypt…
Read More
Is Program Manager the new Project Manager?

Is Program Manager the new Project Manager?

Uncategorized
AMBARISH GUPTA PROGRAM MANAGER – CIGNA INSURANCE [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Project Management as a domain and Project Manager as a role has been well established within the professional world and the last half a century has just seen this domain and role being cemented with various industry verticals and mature with experience time. While Program Managers have also existed for the same modicum of time, they have sort of remained “under the shade”, letting the Project Managers be the torchbearer of the project management world. Of late, however, there has been an emergence of the Program Managers. Looking at the emerging interchangeability of these two roles, one wonders, and hypothesizes, are Program Managers the new Project Managers? However, before we attempt to analyze it any further, let’s validate the tenability…
Read More
Why do Projects Fail

Why do Projects Fail

Uncategorized
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] AMBARISH GUPTA PROGRAM MANAGER – CIGNA INSURANCE [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] [vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Projects are high visibility, and generally high-value initiatives undertaken by organizations with an aim to make a significant difference in which they conduct business. However, every year, organizations around the world bear the brunt of millions of dollars wasted in the form of failed projects. Furthermore, in a bid to salvage or bring such projects on track, another fortune is spent on expensive consultants to assess and recover failing projects. The resultant, more often than not, is a significant deviation from the original plan, and a disproportionate degree of success. Such projects are labeled as “failed”. What causes a project to fail? How often do projects fail? What kinds of projects are more likely to fail? These are…
Read More
Top 10 Reasons for Failing the PMP Exam

Top 10 Reasons for Failing the PMP Exam

Project Management, Uncategorized
[vc_row][vc_column width="7/12"][vc_column_text]The PMP is a very important certification to have in the United Arab Emirates, whether you are looking for a better opportunity or a more fulfilling responsibility at your workplace, this certification will definitely help you achieve the same. PMP exam is considered a difficult exam. Every year many people fail the exam. No one knows how many people apply for the exam or what the failure rate is PMI does not provide any statistics. Some experts estimate that failure rate could be as high as 40-50%.The reason for me to write about the reasons of failure for the exam is to help aspirants avoid the pitfalls when they do their preparation. There is no intention to scare you away from your journey. I want you to understand the…
Read More