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.