Quantative Methods of Project Management

  Figure 3 – Earned Value Management Analysis of Indice displays the rate at which project performance is meeting schedule expectations (schedule performance index) and the rate at which project performance is meeting cost expectations (cost performance index) (Pinto, 2016). A CPI of 97.60% indicates that for each $1 spent, only 97.6c of value are…

Project Closure, now what?

  This is a step that is sometimes overlooked. For a successful project, it deserves a successful finish, completion and proper project closure. Some people consider project closure as insignificant or in instances when you are burnt out it can be an overburden. However according to PMBOK it is just as significant and impactful as…

Recognition Hack

Recognition Mission –  A non-technical Hackathon It was fantastic to be part of IntelliHR first non-technical hackathon “Recognition Mission 2017” over the weekend at Fishburners. It was an opportunity to collaborate with fantastic people, learn fast, prototype and put my skills into action. My amazing team CaaST Ed had a lot of fun delving into…

Investigations and personality traits

As a detective I take solving crimes and examining evidence very seriously. The Team Challenge – Solve a Problem Fast, Work Together To Get It Done At this weekend’s UQ MBA orientation session we worked intensively in a team challenge to deliver a report within the allocated time of 1h20mins. Given the constraints, my team…

Griffith University’s Integrity 20 Series with Gail Kelly

  I was thrilled to have the opportunity to meet Gail Kelly at Griffith University’s Integrity 20 series – “A conversation on Life and Leadership with Madonna King”. I’ve now finished her book and can say with sureness that Gail’s story is relevant far beyond those in banking or women in business. She was of…

The Conceptual Age (and your brain)

I recently attended some seminars at the University of Sydney with topics including health science, psychology, engineering, business and project management. My main takeaway was the growing importance and the central role of creativity and empathy for the worker in the Conceptual Age. Skills required for a worker in today’s Conceptual Age include design, story, empathy…

Marriage Equality

I understand marriage equality is a divisive topic, after all the campaign for marriage equality in Australia has been a long one. I also understand that people are entitled to their own views and beliefs. In this article I share my own opinions and beliefs in a small effort to encourage understanding and progress. Frankly,…

Leaders need vision, energy and insightfulness

After reading the “Why Should Anyone be Led” by You by Robert Goffee and Greth Jones (Harvard Business Review, September, 2000) I was convinced that leaders must have a variety of qualities. Having energy to inspire your people, innovate to create change. Showing and exposing a human side. Being insightful can help a leader understand…

Critical Thinking and Self Regulation

I’ve recently read a paper called “Critical thinking: what is it and why it counts” (2013) by Peter Facione (thank you Sydney University). The paper emphasises that critical thinking is not simply implementing cognitive skills and displaying a certain disposition but moreover it is a pervasive philosophy to life. CT is discussed as an ideology…

Mentors who don’t know they’re mentors.

I really want to take the time to thank those people who share their sagacity, contribute to constructive and positive social discourse, and ultimately help contribute to a more critically reflective and creative society. We all contribute in different ways. Society as a whole is better for it….. and I am better for it! I…