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Digital event tomorrow! The Microsoft Business Applications Summitis great for partners and development teams, that wants to learn more about opportunities with the Power Platform together with Microsoft 365! As Microsoft are investing heavily into this, innovation happens at a very fast pace and you can deliver cost-effective solutions with a very short turn-around which makes it easy to please your customers! I’ve always been a fan of right-sized projects where everyone can see the ROI right away instead of waiting and waiting!
Watch on-demand video sessions at the summit website.
Reach maximum value due to on-the-edge technologies and p2p cooperation from Mr. Per Werngren – brilliant IT entrepreneur, evangelist, the author of the IAMCP partnering model.
Grow the business with partners is always a good idea! The IAMCP community former president – Mr. Per Werngren developed and shared the P2P partnering maturity model. It helps companies to establish and improve maturity level of their partnering, and helps to increase revenues for all p2p process participants.
Per Werngren – former IAMCP Worldwide and EMEA president – shared his experience and advises about role of P2P partnering and how achieve effective and efficient partnership in his article in theRedmond Channel Partner magazine.
PMI(r) Business analysis Guide is updated according to new versions od foundation standards (PMBOK Sixth, Program & Portfolio management standarts in their fourth edition).
The Guide is available for download.
A few tips by (c) Agifall (direct link: http://agifall.com/ask-reference-letter/):
Number 1: Make sure you hand pick your reference. In many situations, he or she may have to speak with someone from HR, write a letter, or possibly fill out a questionnaire, so it is important that this person is solid and knows you well. Imagine, if you choose a reference and the person doesn’t know you, the recruiter may see right through this. You don’t want this happening.
Make sure to pick someone who knows of your achievements and can speak well about you.
Number 2: Give your reference the option of referring you or not. Make sure he or she doesn’t feel forced to do so. Imagine the person feels pressured and writes your reference letter. Do you think he or she will try their best? Doubt it! You don’t want it to be sloppy or lack the necessary impact or attention desired.
Number 3: Advise your reference. If you have used your reference for a particular position, make sure to let him or her know. Don’t let him be caught off guard. And, make sure you have his permission too.
Number 4: Be courteous. Managers, co-workers, and other people at the company don’t have to be your reference. But if you want them to, be courteous about it. You can explain why you think they would be a great reference and maybe you can even identify some specific points to really convince them.
Is Your Reference Short on Time?
Number 5: We can ask for a reference in writing, by email, or verbally. If you do it verbally, make sure you follow up with your talk in an email. Now, don’t let your reference just free write the letter, give him some info. Tell him about the company, position even the job description. Send him your updated background and an up-to-date CV. You may even go as far as writing why you think you are a great fit for the position. You reference can then use that.
Number 6: Some people may not agree with this one, but you could provide your reference with a suggested template of what to write along with bullet points. Let’s face it, your reference may not have many hours or days to ponder the reference letter, and you can’t afford to have a mediocre one, so do both of yourselves a favor, create a template and add some bullet points to it. You could even go as far as writing it and then asking him to make adjustments as he sees fit.
Now, for our last step, let’s just take a look at a brief reference request.
Example Reference Letter Request
Dear (reference’s name),
I am in the process of looking for a new position as a Product Manager and am hoping that you could be one of my references.
Having worked with you for five years at (company), I am certain that you can provide the recruiters with accurate information about my skillsets and experiences, thus increasing my chances of getting the job.
I have attached my resume, a copy of the job description, and a short doc with bullet points of why I feel like I am an excellent candidate for the position. Please let me know if you need any more information.
Thank you once again for your consideration.
(other contact info if necessary)
Our instant author – Dr. Danil Dintsis – published a chapter in the “Modern Fuzzy Control Systems and its Applications” book at a very prestigious InTech Publishers. The chapter deals with the new fuzzy approaches to business modelling systems. Dr. Dintsis showed the implementation of fuzzy modelling to predicting and development of new methods of virtual learning, including the special one which involves people with hearing impairs into lifelong virtual learning process.
Developing virtual and blended learning metgods for specific courses and student groups based on fuzzy analysis
“Modern Fuzzy Control Systems and Its Applications,” 978-953-51-3390-2
Chapter “Implementing Complex Fuzzy Analysis for Business Planning Systems” : http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/implementing-complex-fuzzy-analysis-for-business-planning-systems deals with the author’s (our main contributor) experience in developing virtual and blended learning metgods for specific courses and student groups based on fuzzy analysis.
Mr. Brad Egeland posted Business analysis for project successabout implementing business analysis tools in analyzing project business case.
Implement PESTEL and SWOT analysis to estimate project goals.