The Thrifty Manager Cutting Costs the Smart Way Most organizations have to cut costs at some point. In today’s economic climate, it’s more important than ever for businesses to watch their budgets, and to make sure they eliminate any unnecessary spending. When cost-cutting is down to you, however, it can be difficult to know where to […]
Wimbledon 2015 Competition If you can guess the correct winner in the Ladies Singles and also the correct winner in the Mens Singles then you will be entered into a draw to win £200 Thomson Travel Vouchers.
Entrepreneurial Skills The Skills You Need to Build a Great Business What skills do you need as an entrepreneur? What makes someone a successful entrepreneur? It certainly helps to have strong technology skills or expertise in a key area, but these are not defining characteristics of entrepreneurship. If you want to start a business, it’s essential […]
SWOT Analysis Discover New Opportunities. Manage and Eliminate Threats. SWOT Analysis is a useful technique for understanding your Strengths and Weaknesses, and for identifying both the Opportunities open to you and the Threats you face. Used in a business context, a SWOT Analysis helps you carve a sustainable niche in your market.
Project Issue Management Identifying and Resolving Issues Issue management is the process of identifying and resolving issues. Problems with staff or suppliers, technical failures, material shortages – these might all have a negative impact on your project. If the issue goes unresolved, you risk creating unnecessary conflicts, delays, or even failure to produce your deliverable. […]
What is Project Management? Managing Complex Tasks and People Project management is the process of organizing the way that changes are implemented efficiently within an organization. Many businesses achieve their goals by completing projects that contribute to their objectives. Often, projects have a finite length, involve a number of activities and people, and have deadlines and fixed budgets. Project managers plan […]
The Iron Triangle of Project Management Balancing Your Budget, Scope, and Schedule You’re managing the implementation of a new reporting system for your organization. As your project progresses, things happen differently from how you’d planned. You find that you need extra computer hardware, and some tasks have taken longer to complete than you originally predicted. […]
Gap Analysis Identifying What Needs to be Done in a Project Imagine that you’ve just been asked to improve call-handling in your organization’s contact center. You already have some possible solutions in mind. However, before you choose a best solution, you need to identify what needs to be done to meet this project’s objectives. This […]
Managing Conferences and Events Planning Successful Events Today, we can communicate directly with customers, suppliers, and industry experts using platforms like Twitter®, Facebook®, and LinkedIn®; and we can talk and share information using VoIP and webinars. With options like these at our fingertips, why should we go to the effort and expense of hosting a […]
BSBM News Lucy Hilliard, of Student Services, is now on Maternity Leave. Lucy and her partner Steve are expecting their first child later this year. We all wish her a safe and speedy delivery and look forward to seeing her new baby. We are delighted to welcome new members of our Tutor and Internal Verification […]