May 30 2016

Article

Human Capital and Management

Take control instead of being controlled

By Sylvie Boisvert

And, when it comes to stress, let me ask you this: What do you think the primary purpose of stress is? If you said that it’s a survival mechanism, you got it right! And, that’s quite important to understand because, in reality, it signifies that “without stress, there is no life.” Logically, this means that we cannot live without stress. In other words, because stress is essential to survival, we cannot live without it.

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November 16 2015

Article

Human Capital and Management

Resilience and you…

By Pierre Lescarbeau

Have you ever wondered why certain people are able to stay calm when faced with a catastrophe or difficult situation, whereas other simply fall to pieces? Those who are able to maintain their composure demonstrate what psychologists refer to as resilience—the ability to deal with problems and with failure. Resilient individuals are able to use their skills and strengths to face problems and challenges head on and recover well once these situations have subsided.

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March 30 2015

Article

Project Management and Processes

The best practices of Agile project management

By Carl M. Gilbert

Traditional project management is often confronted with changes in content (scope) that stem from evolving user needs. When it comes to the fast-paced world of computer technology, software and systems often take several months to design, develop, test and implement. It is often during delivery, at the very end of the project, that we discover we had initially poorly targeted user needs or that certain needs have evolved or even radically changed along the way.

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March 11 2015

Article

Information Technology

The 5 secrets of a good SharePoint developer

SharePoint is the platform behind 24% of intranets in Quebec. In fact, this particular solution outweighs both Lotus Notes and those developed in-house. Of course, this is not surprising when you consider that SharePoint offers much more than just content management.

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The challenging economic situation of the last few years has forced companies to constantly re-evaluate their marketing strategies and business processes in order to increase their competitiveness. These efforts are part of an ongoing quest for excellence—and operational excellence is the key to helping companies reduce costs and improve productivity.

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March 1 2011

Article

Project Management and Processes

Core competencies in project management

By Carl M. Gilbert

The vast majority of project managers are often specialists in technical fields such as computers, engineering or science. As they gain more experience, through force of circumstance, they often find themselves becoming project managers. This is why project management is often referred to as the “accidental profession.” People are too often throw into it and are forced to learn through trial and error.

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October 5 2010

Article

Project Management and Processes

The best change management practices

By Carl M. Gilbert

Welcome to the second PMLOGY® article, which addresses the issue of change management. All too often, projects fail or produce mixed results due to absent or deficient change management. Every project is, in its very essence, a sort of “change” that generates a certain amount of resistance, especially from the parties involved… after all, they’re only human!

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August 31 2010

Article

Project Management and Processes

The best portfolio management practices

By Carl M. Gilbert

Welcome to the first PMLOGY®* article, in which we will tackle the very popular issue of portfolio management. Portfolio management has become a priority for many businesses that have greatly improved their project management over the last few years.

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