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Lean Six Sigma & FMEA – Why you need to include FMEA in your project workflow

By Regu Regupathy, Master Black Belt, Rutgers University You and your team have defined, measured and analyzed a business process. You’ve gotten to the root causes of the process’ problem. You’ve brainstormed some high-impact improvements. OK – let’s implement those changes – GO! STOP! Are there any risks associated with your changes? How can you […]

The Accidental Project Manager – Managing Expectations

Part of the series “The Accidental Project Manager” By Dr. Surya Ganduri, Rutgers University Project management is all about delivery and the way you communicate details. You are the General, directing action on the front lines and every word of your strategy is critical. TAKE IT FROM THE TOP From Day One on a project, […]

The Accidental Project Manager – Taming the Scope Creep

Part of the series “The Accidental Project Manager” By Dr. Surya Ganduri, Rutgers University As business changes or a new stakeholder gets pulled into (or out of) a project — you may be required to have discussions about things that were 90% complete, or possibly already approved. This can kill morale, draw out timing, and […]

Master the Art of Project Planning

Part of the series “The Accidental Project Manager” By Dr. Surya Ganduri, Rutgers University Every project tells a story about its goals, team, timing, and deliverables. Some of those stories are short and to the point while others are epic novels rife with twists and turns. No matter the length or level of drama, every […]

The Art of Project Estimation

Part of the series “The Accidental Project Manager” By Dr. Surya Ganduri, Rutgers University No matter the size or budget, estimating a project can be a daunting task. Every project request comes with a mystical, gray area that makes the project manager nervous about expectations concerning cost, timelines and level of effort. Because the gray […]

10 Ways to Become a Good Project Manager

Part of the series “The Accidental Project Manager” By Surya Ganduri, Ph.D. Rutgers University Executive Education Management is a learnable skill. It’s a shame that too few people are given the chance to learn it. According to an article1 in HBR, a shocking 82% of companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent […]

3 Simple Ways to Align, Engage, and Motivate Your Project Team

Learn how to keep your team motivated and productive. Check out these 3 simple ways. Managing a Project Team can have its challenges, after all we are human and have thoughts and emotions that come along with our skills. That is what makes us dynamic and what makes projects ultimately succeed in the end – […]

Time Management for Leaders

Do you need more time? Use these 5 tips to find time for the important things – like coaching Most managers say that one of the biggest challenges they have is finding the time to do important leadership responsibilities like strategic planning, coaching as well as their own personal development of skills like emotional intelligence […]

A conversation with Dr. Surya Ganduri

“Project management practices in every organization will need to evolve to stay relevant in a growingly dynamic SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) world.”  Dr. Surya Ganduri is an Instructor/Advisor for Executive Education at Rutgers School of Business – Camden. He is PMP (Project Management Professional) certified and teaches Project Management and IT management certificate […]

Lean Six Sigma

Put Rutgers on Your Resume  “Waste you see is tip of the iceberg, the unseen waste is several times larger.” Regu  Regupathy, Advisor/Instructor, Rutgers University Lean Six Sigma Benefits of Lean Six Sigma Lean Six Sigma is the ultimate in process improvement. The systematic approach to any process that reduces cycle time, defects, waste, cost […]