Sunday, 26 April 2015

Microsoft Project Printing Gantt Chart without Tasks Table

The key here is to hide the Tasks table :)

View Menu --> Tables --> More Tables --> New --> No Info Table with ID column of 0 width.

Then you can print freely, where the Tasks table will not be present.

To show again the default tasks table:

View Menu --> Tables -->

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Moving\Migrating mail messages from Exchange account to Hotmail account

Taking into consideration that copy paste would not work from Outlook desktop application to Windows Live Mail and trying to Import the normal way would not work.

The key to succeed in doing that is configuring the Hotmail account using IMAP protocol on the same Outlook application.

Very detailed article about the steps:

I have tried the Microsoft Outlook 2013 procedure. Thanks!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

3 Common Inheritance Storage Schemas

Table per hierarchy Table per subclass Table per concrete type
- One table contains all types within the hierarchy.
- One type discriminate between types.
- One table contains the base properties across the type hierarchy. - Separate table for additional properties for each sub-type. - Table per concrete type class including inherited properties

Tip: DOE on job postings

DOE: Dependent on Experience

This is usually associated with the expected salary figure

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Tip: To mind your Ps and Qs

That is to be polite; hence, to consider saying the words: Please  and Thank you.

That's actually both an English and a Business communication tip, beside being an English idiom.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Determining Internet Explorer Bitness: 32-bit or 64-bit

Method #1:
Put the call in the IE console: (F12 to open)

> alert(window.navigator.cpuClass);

Method #2:
javascript: alert(window.navigator.cpuClass);

N.B.: Didn't work for my IE 11.0.9600


x86 --> You are using 32-bit of Internet Explorer
x64 --> You are using 64-bit of Internet Explorer

Thursday, 26 March 2015

PMO Tools: Stakeholders Analysis Matrix

Stakeholders Analysis Matrix is one of the very effective tools which can be used to support the classification activity for the stakeholders.

According to PMBOK; Identify Stakeholders is an Initiation process group activity for a typical project management process. It is also the first activity within the Project Communications Management Plan establishment.

Herein, I do define from my own perspective a simple matrix which can be utilized for that same purpose:

Stakeholders Analysis Matrix
Stakeholders Analysis Matrix

Based on this classification, all the communications plan components can be aligned to the goals and objectives for each stakeholders group; hence the channels, the messages, ..etc.

It is worth mentioning that this matrix can be organized from different perspectives. Here, I have tried to present a very simple approach which can be much more elaborated upon according to the project size and the number of stakeholders involved.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

English Language Tip: Fortnight

It is an old English term used as a unit of time equals 14 days or 2 weeks.

Just a note to be careful because it is sometimes used in business referring to salaries, pay periods, social security benefits, or during task scheduling activities. 

Monday, 16 February 2015

ITIL 2011 versus ITIL V3

ITIL 2011 is an update for ITIL V3. Not a newer version! i.e. Text review, diagrams revision,...etc.
Therefore ITIL 2011 = ITIL V3 + some updates. Not ITIL V4!

Exam Retake: Not required

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Workaround LinkedIn invitations to connect without validations, invitation limits

LinkidIn has invitation limits according to the below policy:

Moreover, many time when I try to add a person whom I have just met, it queies about a prior connection or the person's e-mail address which apparently I do not have:

To go around that, I do just search for the person from my iPhone (LinkedIn iPhone native App), and just send an invitation without any extra noise!! :)

LinkedIn iPhone App 8.4