Cultural Shock

This can happen when a person moved to another country. It will take some time to adjust to the new (cultural) environment. Companies usually give cultural and manners training before they send employees for on-site jobs but still people might feel cultural shock.


EVM calculations–EV, AC, PV, CPI & SPI

Not all Project Managers are experts in mathematics. Remember this for basic EV calculations.


You can get these formulas from this triangle:

  • CPI = EV / AC and SPI = EV / PV
  • EV = CPI * AC and EV = SPI * PV
  • AC = EV / CPI and PV = EV / SPI


It is the practice of favouring relatives or friends. Eg: giving jobs in same country, providing contract etc.

In project management context, it is a Conflict of Interest.


Peter Principle

It says: “in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence

In other words – employees tend to be promoted until they reach a position at which they cannot work competently.

Source: wiki

In real world you may have many examples. Managers will promote certain people considering their excellent work in past positions. Managers will promote them with the feeling they will excel in their promoted designation (Halo effect) also. In really due to expertize problems employee will perform poorly and same management will start blame games Winking smile. When (usually) this employee will learn things (or fired out from this position) and goes on with the voyage.


Passed Brainbench Project Management

Congratulations! You passed at the Master’s Level”

“You have now earned a Brainbench Master Certification in Project Management (2008), which is valid for 3 years from today’s date.”

Strong Areas

  • Project Control
  • Project Communications
  • Project Management Concepts
  • Project Schedule
  • Project Planning
  • Project Characteristics

Weak Areas

  • None noted