About Nelson Biagio Junior

Senior Project Manager, former IBMer, Former lawyer and rugby player, living in Buenos Aires - Argentina. Linkedin Profile: http://br.linkedin.com/in/nbiagiojr Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and do not represent IBM

70 Years Today!

70 years ago brave heroes fought for our freedom.

And nobody has defined so precisely the legacy that these men have left us as Winston Churchill: “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”.

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Think about it!

We always believe that thinking is something as simple and natural as breathing, speaking or walking. However, things are not so simple. To think, in the strict sense requires method, discipline and above all courage. The great Nicholas Bate has 14 unmissable tips on this subject. An excerpt:

  1. A skill
  2. Become rock star good at it
  3. Proactive: what do I need to anticipate?
  4. Critical: what do I need to do better?
  5. Lateral: what do I need to do differently?

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Tutorial: Introducing the Oracle Primavera P6

Most of project managers are used to use a version of Microsoft Project to manage their project. However, other powerful tools can also be used for the same purpose. Today I want to introduce one. Oracle Primavera P6

I consider Primavera P6 less intuitive and friendly when compared to Microsoft Project, but it is a good tool for more complex projects, where the control of the workforce requires a more fine-tuning. Do you often use this software in your projects? If yes, what is your opinion about it?

Do You Know the 4D Project Management Model?

The 4D model is an exciting new approach to the discipline for the management of complex projects. You can find a brief introduction in the presentation below:

Soon I will write an article on this subject, but I leave here one question: Do you believe that the PMI methodology is with  its days numbered?

Reflections about Leadership

Nicholas Bate has some important reflections about Leadership. An excerpt:

  1. Leadership is not about job title, job grade, position in the structure chart nor special parking place. Leadership is about mindset. Leadership is about does your manner, your voice, your tone and what you say encourage people to do their best work? And does your track-record suggest you have a right to say such things?
  2. Leadership is a tough and lonely job in which many will not like you all of the time. That’s why you’re a leader: to steer a path which many are not sure they can maintain because of lack of strength or too many distractions or too many seductions.

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