Colin Drysdale

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Project Management Software Is Evolving: Here's Why

Project management software is undergoing a significant change thanks to new technology and new demands.<p>Project management software isn't exactly new. Depending on how you count them, the earliest project management structures date back to the Harmonograms of 1896. So today, with dozens of …

Project Management

How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

Imagine this: You’re a general manager for a manufacturing company and orders are up. You know you should be celebrating, but instead, you feel gut punched. Your plants are facing severe capacity and material constraints and you know you can’t fill these orders. Now you have to decide which ones to …

Management

A Beginner-Friendly Guide to Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)

<b>The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is essential for getting a project off the ground. Creating a WBS, however, can be a daunting task. This</b> …

Project Management

Guide to sailing in tidal waters

Clive Loughlin looks at the effects of tidal flow and how they can be managed and used to our advantageIf I had the choice between sailing in tidal …

Sailing

Tips That Will Make Your First Program Management Job Easier

10 Things Every New Program Manager Should Know<p>Updated February 06, 2018<p>So you’ve just got your first program management job? Or you want to know if …

Project Management

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Finance<p>Point-of-sale (POS) terminals market has gained significant momentum in recent years due to the ease of use and improved return on investment …

Top 14 cosy pubs in London

Crackling fires and comfy seats are a must. A proper cosy pub should induce the best kind of drowsiness, the kind of place where a Sunday can be lost …

How to Heave To a Sailboat

Start by practicing on a day with a good, steady wind, but not too much wind for the first time.<p>First, follow the basic steps to see how your boat …

Sailing

Beyond The Cult Of Human-Centered Design

The design industry’s reigning paradigm is in crisis. It’s time to evolve from human-centered design to humanity-centered design, write Artefact’s Rob Girling and Emilia Palaveeva.<p>On the eve of a historical election, last year’s Fast Company Innovation Festival was about hope and potential. In the …

Design

From the Archives: Sailing Downwind? Set a Whisker Pole

No matter whether the journey is a trade-wind romp across a thousand miles of ocean or a daysail up the bay, a cruising boat that's not equipped with …

Sailing

What's Your Point? 3 Rules for Communicating With Executives | Inc.com

When you're a young, rising star you have to work with people who are older, different, and more experienced than you. How do you conduct yourself in a room with the people who can (and will) either fast-track or stall your career depending on how you "show up"? How do you demonstrate your business …

Leadership

10 Graphic Design Rules You Should Never Break

In the world of fine art and graphic design, rules are often bent, or even broken.<p>It’s encouraged. Breaking the rules is considered to be edgy, …

Graphic Design

How to build a powerful project manager resume

Tech & Work | Optimize<p>Project managers have a wealth of knowledge and skills, but showcasing that information in a resume isn't easy. These pointers …

Navigating the digital future: The disruption of capital projects

Digital technology is disrupting capital projects. Companies that want to emerge as leaders must transform their organizations now.<p><b>Productivity in</b> …

Innovation

Two thirds of thermal engineers spend over a day solving their designs

Some 66% of thermal engineers must wait at least a day for their thermal simulations to complete, states a new <i>'State of Thermal'</i> report from …

The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 …

Computer Science

Are you a hyper-organized control freak? Time for a career change.

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Project Management
Sailing

London’s best places to eat Scottish food

Poor old St. Andrew’s Day. Not as trendy as its Irish cousin, which has been adopted the world over as a time to celebrate, Scotland’s national day often slips by without much fanfare. Burn’s Night in January is far more popular and widely celebrated – but why would anyone turn down the excuse for …

England

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

User Stories Best and Worst Practices

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p>Summary<p>This presentation got …

Never Run Another Bad Meeting. Here's How. | Inc.com

Many meetings fail because they try to do too much. It's the "and" trap: Organizers say, "As long as we're holding the meeting, we might as well cover this and that and the other thing and something else." The problem is that the meeting becomes so jam-packed with stuff that it has no focus; it's a …

Participation

How to fix agile teams that are notoriously bad at hitting release dates

Many of today’s best software companies tout agile development as a way to release software early and often, as longer-term planning can be more heavily impacted by project unknowns.<p>Yet why do IT projects using agile still consistently hit delays and exceed budgets? Our development team was able to …

Project Management

Microsoft Excel — Introduction to Power Query Excel Add-In

Part of the Microsoft Power BI Suite #Data #Analytics<p>Introduction<p>I recently came across an excellent overview article posted on LinkedIn about …

The Construction Management App For The Field

< As Built | Scheduling ><p>CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT<p>Fieldwire's mobile and web based construction management software bridges the gap between the field …

Handy Printable VHF Reminder

There's a right way to communicate via VHF radio—and many wrong ways. The reason for VHF protocol is to avoid ambiguity and ensure that messages are …

What To Look For When Hiring An ERP Project Manager

According to Gartner, enterprise resource planning (ERP) is both growing in importance and incredibly poorly managed. In its 2016 CIO Survey, the …

Techniques to scale agile across project teams and organizations | Zephyr

Once associated only with small application development projects and co-located teams of 8-10 members, the Agile methodology is now being …

United Kingdom

The collaboration curse

IN MODERN business, collaboration is next to godliness. Firms shove their staff into open-plan offices to encourage serendipitous encounters. …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela