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(Sources: ITIL and DOD/MIL) Configuration Management is a discipline that has always been applied as a complement to system engineering, hardware, software, and application development and production (a developed or engineered product/system ) but over the years has been misunderstood and distorted by some industries outside of the Military and aerospace (MIL /DOD Standards); often [...]

I recently wrote an article, significant to the IT industry,  that was published on TechRepublic: The IT industry has accepted failure as the norm Read the complete article here >> Program and Project Managers must continue to move the industry to a state of continued success ; increase the success rate. Take responsibility and be accountable [...]

While there are problems with employment and economic difficulties throughout the world, within the USA many are still discussing and concerned with outsourcing by companies in the United States. My question is what is an important basis for job creation

by E.R. Williams

Throughout the USA there is much discussion about jobs being created by companies. There is one significant path that could promote the creation of jobs. Research and development, innovation and inventions; development of new and improved products, technologies, etc. In order for the USA to move forward and continue its quest to hire more individuals, [...]

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The Economy and Unemployment

by E.R. Williams

In 2010, when it comes to the state of the economy and unemployment, the public seems to have different opinions and getting mixed signals. Some individuals, those that are working/employed, seem to be satisfied because they have a job and those that are still unemployed or underemployed, still feel there are issues and not so [...]

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As a business, will you be able to continue providing opportunities for our youth?

by E.R. Williams

One of my past contract positions was within the Education system as a Program/Project Management Consultant. During that period I was interested in what some of the students thought about getting jobs for the summer months; employment, internships, co-ops, etc. Many stated they were concerned that the opportunities may not be there, or that there may [...]

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BE PATIENT BUT BE PERSISTENT…

by E.R. Williams

BE PATIENT BUT BE PERSISTENT IN PURSUIT OF EMPLOYMENT AND CONTRACTS. ENSURE THAT YOUR RESUME IS UP-TO-DATE AND SUBMITTED TO THE VARIOUS OPPORTUNITIES.

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My Perspective – Partnerships with Competitors

by E.R. Williams

Several emails over the past several months indicated concern about issues of communicating and maintaining a relationship with competitors as partners and maintaining stable relationships with employees. Often communication can be a real issue and can be a major reason for a project to fail. Companies doing business for so many years have been use [...]

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Question: Have you received a request for a Social Security Number (SSN) to submit with your resume to a prospective employer as a requirement?

by E.R. Williams

A Potentially Real Problem: Providing your SSN to a prospective employer when you have not become an employee, nor selected as an applicant/candidate. I received this question recently, but several months back before I took on another contract, I received several requests from several companies (third party and an employer representative) to provide my SSN [...]

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Virtual Project Management!

by E.R. Williams

RayAnn Enterprise Publishers has a special guest to present an article, “Virtual Project Management”. It is my professional and personal pleasure to introduce to you, Robinson I. Akiri: Mr. Robinson Akiri, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), has over 25 years experience in program/project management, business management, and human resources’ development. Mr. Akiri is currently [...]

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Managing Projects in Virtual Environments – Lessons of Experience
By Robinson I. Akiri, PMP

by E.R. Williams

Organizations are taking advantage of the benefits of information technology and distributed communication systems to pull together global resources to focus on important projects. Design jobs and knowledge-laden projects are prime candidates for implementation in virtual environments. However managing projects in such virtual environments poses unique problems. Most significantly are time zone differences and the [...]

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