Aside from formal educational sources (universities, colleges, etc.), what are other ways to expand your professional skills?
There are many opportunities to expand on your professional development and knowledge. Here is a short example list: - Join professional organizational within your industry (or the industry your interested in)- this often provides opportunities to engage in seminars, meetings, and/or networking events. - Read- explore written materials (magazines, journals, books, etc) to get a wide range of information from your local library, your organizational policies/procedures manuals, and/or professional organization publications (found at events or online). - Coach/Mentor Relationship- seek out a professional you respect and trust. Ask for a mentor relationship in which you can feel free to express questions and gain from the mentor's experience. Overall objective is to constantly explore all avenues to education, whether traditional or non-traditional approach. A passion for learning is your best asset!
What are some tips to ensure online student tutor success?
- Read all course/tutor material. - Participate in course/tutor activities. - Organize your course/tutor materials, planning ahead for future assignments to allow time to compete. Do not procrastinate. Ask for help early!
In business and management, operations and logistics have usually been the main areas for education. Recently, there has been a large movement to incorporate project management into the strategic vision of organizations. What are the major characteristics of project management? How does product management differ from operations management?
The main characteristics of project management include: - Established objective, - Defined life span with a beginning and end, - Involvement of several departments and/or professionals, - Done to create something that has never been done before (whether inside or outside the organization) - Specific time, cost, and performance requirements. These characteristics is what makes project management different from operations management. Project Management is invoked to produce a product and/service with a definite objective, time-frame, and output. Operations management concerns with the ongoing, day-to-day, repetitive outputs that are consistently ongoing in the product life cycle.