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Career / Re: The One Thing You Can Only Tame But Not Eliminate by iboladeji: 6:38pm On Apr 11, 2020
The first few classes in our PMtoGrandma coaching sessions are spent extensively thrashing out several basic concepts of Project Management. One of these is defining the role of a Project Manager.

Amongst other functions, the primary business function of every project manager is to organize and plan projects to tame chaos. Chaos is naturally a potential outcome when different things coming together. It can only be tamed to some degree but not completely eliminated.

A Project Manager needs to clearly map out paths from start to finish so as to ensure the outcome meets the goals of the project at hand.

Project management is essentially about taming the chaos of projects.

Some other aspects of a Project Manager’s role involves:

- Communicating ideas effectively to team members
- Scheduling activities and plan resources to that effect
- Setting realistic deadlines and consistently communicate with those involved
- Frequently reviewing budget and as much possible avoid budget overruns
- Analyzing and managing risks (uncertainties)
- Making proper documentation of project progress
- Doing proper evaluation after the completion of projects at hand
- Working vigorously to ensure client’s satisfaction

Know, verily, that the project’s success or failure rests solely on the project manager’s shoulders, and he or she is responsible for the end result.

Oladeji Seyi Kaizen MBA,M.Inf.Sci,PMP,CISA,COBIT5
https:///2349099576339
Career / The One Thing You Can Only Tame But Not Eliminate by iboladeji: 6:35pm On Apr 11, 2020
Taming Risk; Project Management Perspective

Career / Re: Did Nigerian Police Just Teach A Quick Lesson On Creative Problem Solving?? by iboladeji: 12:13am On Apr 05, 2020
Project Management Perspective

This could be the case if the content of an online post by Dare Dairo actually occurred. He wrote that a wedding ceremony was organized in full swing somewhere in South Western Nigeria despite the lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic. While the program was already ongoing, the Police came around to enforce lockdown. Rather than violently disperse them, they simply took away food to be served and the sound system, after leaving stern warnings too.

My initial reaction was to laugh at our wonderful[i] “Men in black”[/i], but then a thought struck me. Hilarious as it seems, there could also be some interesting lessons here.

So many video clips have been flying around about how lockdown enforcement agencies have been brutalizing erring members of the populace. While the criticality of lockdown and contagious nature of COVID-16 virus might require harsh enforcement styles, this might not always be the only way. Sometimes, traditional means of solving problems need to be adjusted.

Essentially, Creative Problem Solving (CPS) involves approaching a problem in an imaginative, innovative, and unconventional way. The process encourages you to find new, creative ways of thinking that can help you overcome the issue at hand more quickly.

As a prominent blogger puts it, “we all have the potential to be creative, but what most people do not realize however is that our ability to solve problems creatively, whether applied to product development, business models, brand strategy, positioning platforms or creative executions, is significantly limited by a series of natural mental biases. The way we think and the mental patterns we use to select, process and analyze information can act as barriers and hold back our creative potential.”

A simple Google search for[i] “mental biases” [/i]would bring tons of articles explaining some innate weaknesses we have, as humans.
Several experts have written extensively about Mentals Models & Techniques for Enhanced Creative Problem Solving.

I find the following to be particularly interesting, as it relates to aspects of my PMP coaching sessions:

Synectics: This technique helps to inspire thoughts that you might not be aware of. It is a way to approach creativity in a logical, rational manner.

TRIZ methodology (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving): [/b]This problem solving methodology is based on logic, data, and research — not intuition. It involves adapting existing solutions to your particular problem.

[b]Brainstorming:
Using this technique allows you to collect a number of ideas that can be a potential solution to a problem and can be used in either a group or individual setting.

Mind mapping: Mind mapping helps keeps your ideas organized by representing them in a graphical manner.
Reversal of problem: Trying to solve a problem using traditional problem solving methods can sometimes end in roadblocks.This technique forces you to think about a problem from a new perspective.

Looking beyond something’s function: [/b]Thinking about how you can use something beyond its typical function is a common CPS technique.

[b]SCAMPER:

This acronym can help you come up with new ideas. Each letter stands for a way you can manipulate an original idea to come up with something new:

- S ubstitute
- C ombine
- A [/b]dapt
[b]- M
agnify
- P ut to other uses
- E [/b]liminate
[b]- R
earrange
Lets go back to our wonderful “Men in black”.

Do you share my thinking that they simply seized the food and the organizers should just go to their station to claim it?
Are there legal or ethical perspectives to their approach?
Share your thoughts!

Oladeji Seyi Kaizen MBA,M.Inf.Sci,PMP,CISA,COBIT5
https:///2349099576339
Career / Did Nigerian Police Just Teach A Quick Lesson On Creative Problem Solving?? by iboladeji: 12:13am On Apr 05, 2020
Project Management Perspective

Career / Re: Explain-pm-to-grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (February Edition) by iboladeji: 12:05pm On Feb 11, 2020
A Project Manager is also a Leader..

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Career / Re: Explain-pm-to-grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (February Edition) by iboladeji: 8:05pm On Feb 07, 2020
THE ONE THING YOU CAN ONLY TAME BUT NOT ELIMINATE
By Seyi Oladeji

MBA, M.Inf.Sci,PMP,CISA, COBIT5


The first few classes in our PMtoGrandma coaching sessions are spent extensively thrashing out several basic concepts of Project Management. One of these is defining the role of a Project Manager.

Amongst other functions, the primary business function of every Project Manager is to organize and plan projects to tame chaos. Chaos is naturally a potential outcome when different things coming together. It can only be tamed to some degree but not completely eliminated.

A Project Manager needs to clearly map out paths from start to finish so as to ensure the outcome meets the goals of the Project at hand.

Project Management is essentially about Taming the chaos of Projects.

Some other aspects of a Project Manager’s role involves:

Communicating ideas effectively to Team Members.

Scheduling activities and plan resources to that effect.

Setting realistic deadlines and consistently communicate with those involved.

Frequently reviewing budget and as much possible avoid budget overruns.

Analysing and Managing Risks (uncertainties).

Making proper documentation of project progress.

Doing proper evaluation after the completion of projects at hand.

Working vigorously to ensure client’s satisfaction.

Know, verily, that the project’s success or failure rests solely on the project manager’s shoulders, and he or she is responsible for the end result.


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Career / Re: Explain-pm-to-grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (February Edition) by iboladeji: 1:30pm On Feb 05, 2020
Are you Managing Quality correctly in that Project?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfP2rEg1xE

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Career / Re: Explain-pm-to-grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (February Edition) by iboladeji: 1:29pm On Feb 05, 2020
What is "Change Management" in Project Management


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdZTj-zp554

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Career / Re: Explain-pm-to-grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (February Edition) by iboladeji: 1:14pm On Feb 05, 2020
Day 02 Key Learning Point from Afeez Adeola:

"I learnt that Risk Management is the mostly neglected Area of Project Management, yet it sits at the heart of it"

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Career / Re: Explain-pm-to-grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (February Edition) by iboladeji: 1:07pm On Feb 05, 2020
Day 2 Key Learning Points from the Participants

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Career / Re: Explain-pm-to-grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (February Edition) by iboladeji: 12:59pm On Feb 05, 2020
What A "Good Leadership" Entails..

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Career / Explain-pm-to-grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (February Edition) by iboladeji: 12:23pm On Feb 05, 2020
Hi everyone!!

It's me once again, Seyi Oladeji from GEM Center for Human Capital Development

We have started our (February Edition) of Project Management (PM) Mega-Webinar training.

As usual, the training runs monthly and is titled "The Explain-PM-To-Grandma Collaborative Training To DIGEST Knowledge, BLOW UP Managerial Capacity & BLAST the PMP/CAPM Exam".

Highlights, images, memes, etc from the class are shared for public knowledge.

If you missed the (2) two previous editions, here are the link

https://www.nairaland.com/5552604/project-management-class-highlights (November Edition)

https://www.nairaland.com/5621110/project-management-class-highlights-january (January Edition)

Feel free to join me again on this 21-day journey of PM.
Grab a seat, popcorn, drink and all eatables because it is going to be an exciting and entertaining ride. grin grin grin

Feel free to ask questions here or chat us up on Whatsapp https:///2349099576339

Let's get it started liek we always do!!

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 10:03am On Jan 24, 2020
Day 12 Key Learning Point from Saka Hakeem:

"After producing our Activities List from the Define Activities process, we have to 'Sequence Activities' by arranging them in order while also defining the logical relationship between them."

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 10:00am On Jan 24, 2020
Day 12 Key Learning Point from Ayodele Charles:

"I learnt that Milestone is an activity that has zero duration. Unlike normal activities, that has start and finish date, it is simply a marker signifying a point of reference in the future of a Project."

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 2:14pm On Jan 22, 2020
The Difference between One Point Estimation and Three Point Estimation


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUl9CzA41YU

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 2:11pm On Jan 22, 2020
The "ingredients" that made up Project Schedule


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rAXayxx1u4

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 2:09pm On Jan 22, 2020
What does Analogous Estimating means??


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b30Htmk-Mc

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 2:07pm On Jan 22, 2020
What is the Requirement Management plan about?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1PaPc0AUuE

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 2:05pm On Jan 22, 2020
The Components that made up the WBS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRVd1tiVCFg

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 2:03pm On Jan 22, 2020
Who write Project Charter Vs Who write Project Scope


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxP2_eXeHsk

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 1:23pm On Jan 22, 2020
Between Client Budget and Client Expectation in a Project


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KIgm2zPoaU

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 1:19pm On Jan 22, 2020
Assumptions and Constraints in a Project


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1Ldq07qdPo

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 1:17pm On Jan 22, 2020
The 'Gold-Plaiting' concept in Project Management


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1bAJPDIsxk

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 1:15pm On Jan 22, 2020
What is the Scope Management of a Project


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vCpEMMWD94

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 1:13pm On Jan 22, 2020
Know your Project Scope and Product Scope


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQs4Mf03kiA

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 1:07pm On Jan 22, 2020
Controlling and Validating the Scope is important


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scQMZ_xnffc

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 12:38pm On Jan 22, 2020
Why a Project Manager should be more effective in a Managing a Project


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEYWWOcdEbI

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 10:49am On Jan 21, 2020
Day 11 Key Learning Point from Olabisi Nasir:

"After the Define Scope Process, Project Scope Statement is created. A number of other Project documents are also updated."

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 10:46am On Jan 21, 2020
Day 11 Key Learning Point from Ayodele Charles:

"The Work Breakdown Structure facilitate team building/bonding because the Project Manager cannot pull off by himself."

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 10:43am On Jan 21, 2020
Day 11 Key Learning Point from Odebunmi Abiodun:

"The Project WBS is a Document that contains the broken version of the Scope"

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 10:40am On Jan 21, 2020
Day 11 Key Learning Point from Saka Hakeem:

"The Project Scope Baseline consist of three (3) documents; Scope Statement, WBS & WBS Dictionary."

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Career / Re: Explain-Pm-To-Grandma: Project Management Class Highlights (January Edition) by iboladeji: 9:36am On Jan 21, 2020
Day 10 Key Learning Point from Gbolahan Omotara:

"Creating the Project WBS involves progressively decomposing the Project Scopes into smaller pieces to make it easier to manage.

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