Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Seasons for the year

During meetings discusing projects, it happens that when we start scheduling the tasks, a meeting member proposes switch a task from the next month August into autumn...! But at which month does autumn starts?!

When I searched I found that for the northern hemisphere, the seasons of the year are:


Winter:   December, January, February 

Spring:    March, April, May

Summer: June, July, August

Autumn:  September, October, Novemebr

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Editing Master Slide in Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation

To edit the master page:
Surprisingly enough, you can do that not from the Design or the SlideShhow menu, but from the View menu


View --> Master Views --> Slide Master


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

I, me and myself. Which one to use?!

Most of us might have faced this confusion at least once during preparing a very formal business communication. Hence, the anxiety of committing a grammatically incorrect choice!

The key is: 
    1) Remove the  accompanying subject and object.
    2) Make the decision.
    3) Restore the omitted word(s).

Examples: Select either: I, me or myself

Ali and (??) prepare the document.
Please send the document to Ali and (??).
I will bring the required documentation for Ali and (??).

Answers:

Ali and (??) prepare the document.
Step 1\2: I prepare the document.
Step 3: Ali and I prepare the document.

Please send the document to Ali and (??).
Step 1\2: Please send the document to me.
Step 3: Please send the document to Ali and me.

I will bring the required documentation for Ali and (??).
Step 1\2: I will bring the required documentation for myself.
Step 3: I will bring the required documentation for Ali and myself.

PS:
Myself is used for an action done by the speaker and involves the speaker .


Detailed description about the process (Thanks Jennifer Walker):
http://voices.yahoo.com/common-grammar-mistakes-part-one-me-myself-i-570103.html


Saturday, 7 June 2014

My new term: Service Delivery Lead

With my new voluntary term as a Service Delivery Lead for PMI (Project Management Institute) INPD (Innovation and New Product Development) CoP (Community of Practice), I am feeling proud to have this invitation on my blog to visit this CoP website for valuable resources for this area of project management:

http://inpd.vc.pmi.org/Public/Home.aspx

My special account goes for trying one of our webinars.

P.S.
PMI account is required to attend PMI webinars

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Overlapping content following the Microsoft Report Viewer control

The trick to avoid this behavior is to use the parameter: SizeToReportContent, such that:


<rsweb:ReportViewer ID="ReportViewer_Main" runat="server" Height="1250px" Width="700px" SizeToReportContent="True">
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</rsweb:ReportViewer>








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