Price is often used by consumers to incorrectly differentiate the “quality” of products.  It’s basic psychology and a marketers favourite tool. Let’s assume that I place 2 identical items for sale one for $100 and the other for $20.  A customer will automatically start making some judgements on the grade of two products based on […]

Quality versus Grade   *Please note there is a language warning in this article. What is the difference between quality and grade? Before you become too invested in this article, note that it has been written on a light hearted keyboard.  If you want the serious version, using proper examples, head this way fine Sir. […]

Every Management workshop I have ever attended whether at university or for professional development is underpinned by a recurring theme: managers do things right. That generally translates into having a structure of systems and enforcing conformance through a clear and fair process.  Most aptly that system is based around policies and processes designed to protect the company […]

Is Agriculture ready to take over from mining as the sector for growth and opportunity?  Will it ride the same roller coaster or learn from its lessons? After spending last week in Muresk and now sitting in my accommodation in Newman, I can clearly see a tangible shift in two of our largest industries; resources and agriculture. […]

What is PMBOK ® ? P.M.B.O.K or often pronounced phonetically as Pimbok refers to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, not the Project Management Book of Knowledge as it is often referred.  It is a recognised trademark of the Project Management Institute also known as PMI and aims to set the standards to govern the best practice […]

How to make word automatically update links If you would like to open a word document and automatically have your linked data update read on because it’s not actually setup to do this by default. By default whilst word may have the automatic links box checked in the general options it doesn’t always allow for […]

Using Styles in MS Word Microsoft Word provides a function called styles which enable quick document formatting as well as enabling consistency across the document.  Rather manually formatting each heading and text body you can uses the styles function. There are some styles already built into Microsoft Word and you can also make your own. […]

This is an example following a case study at the end of the Start to Finish Relationship article. It presents the following case: Schedule the following activities to allow concrete to be poured, note we are assuming that we need to pour within 90 minutes from the time the concrete is mixed to pouring. Completed the […]