Thursday, June 10, 2021

Eight Principles for Teleworking


Principle 1       Purpose and Vision: The primary purpose of a digital agency should be to promote the wellbeing of people living in Japan. At the very least, it should help free people from cumbersome bureaucracy so they can more easily use their free time the way they want. Second, improved administrative efficiency and data collaboration will help drive economic growth and longevity.

Principle 2       Concept: The digital agency should not become a systems outsourcer for the public sector, meaning other ministries, agencies, and municipalities. Rather, it should serve as the public sector’s CTO and chief architect for the digitalization project. The administration should communicate with each department as it sets budgets and wields authority for key issues in digitalization, and should implement reforms with firm resolve.

Principle 3       Staff: The back end, at the very least, for the overall system should be developed by full-time software engineers working for the agency. Doing otherwise would make ongoing daily updates and improvements too difficult. It will require a review of the makeup and staffing levels of the civil service to increase the number of professional engineers. It would also be best if the secretary came from an engineering background.

Principle 4       System Architecture: Government systems should be loosely coupled, and need a balance between integration and distribution. Essentially, the core of the value provided by the back end should be built using a system or cloud common to the whole public sector. Without this in place, every part of the public sector is digitalizing in a different way, and thus we get the current situation of “digital defeat.”

Principle 5       Laws and Regulations: One of the causes of the current “digital defeat” is tying down our systems with laws. Once a system is made to meet the purpose and vision, and a simple UI designed for the public sector, then these facets can be set into law. This can become a hard solution to the problem of excessive regulation, as long as it is based on the principle of local autonomy. The national administration and local governments should coordinate in a way that preserves the latter’s administrative, system, and data autonomy.

Principle 6       Checks and Balances: In light of the March 2008 Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of Juki Net, the network linking Basic Resident Registers nationwide, and in consideration of the wartime regime, the authority and autonomy of the Personal Information Protection Commission should be reinforced to ensure the proper governmental use of centralized public systems and data and to enhance governance over the Digital Agency.

Principle 7       Organizational Culture: Do not fear failure. The key to digitalization is a PDCA cycle including pursuit of overwhelming user experience (convenience), speedy development, and data utilization. Small failures must be expected for continuous improvement in development and use. We must accept failure as the seed of evolution, and society as a whole, including both the media and users themselves, should accept them as well.

Principle 8       Staffing: Revolving door policies. Since the global trend of digitization is being spearheaded by the private sector, staff should be actively recruited from that sector. This means that salaries for all staff, including the bureaucrats, need to be set at private-sector levels to ensure the best staff can be recruited. The revolving door should move quickly to prevent any undue collusion between the public and private sectors. Private-sector involvement should be actively promoted in front end development.

Kawabe Kentarō

President and CEO of Z Holdings. Born in 1974 in Tokyo. Graduate of Aoyama Gakuin University. Founded the Internet startup Dennōtai in 1995 while still at university. After managing Yahoo News, became vice-president of Yahoo Japan in 2012 and president in 2018. Has held his current role since October 2019.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Bell Syndrome


Despite the theory was originally designed to measure the IQ of the people and determine how some people are gifted; yet it is applied to many industries, aiming to establish relations among the outcomes; on a natural, none controlled behaviors. 

Specifically; to measure the activities; which include human elements and inputs; and their perception, actions and reactions to the events.

I remember once read; among each 200,000 capita there is only one is Profoundly Genius or Gifted..!

What IQ means?
intelligence quotient
IQ stands for intelligence quotientIQ tests are tools to measure intellectual abilities and potential. They're designed to reflect a wide range of cognitive skills, such as reasoning, logic, and problem-solving.28 Jan 2020

Here Is The Highest Possible IQ And The People Who Hold The World Record

The highest IQ possible in the world is theoretically 200, although some people have been known to have an IQ of above 200. Let’s discuss how that’s possible below.

Everyone with an IQ score higher than 110 is lucky enough to have an above average intelligence. But there are select individuals with the fortune of much higher IQ scores. Only a minority of people are able to score higher than 110 on an IQ test, which makes it easy to identify the true geniuses in our society (according to this test).

Some of these exceedingly smart people are better known to the general public than others, I’m sure you’ve heard of Albert Einstein and his incredibly high IQ but have you heard of Christopher Hirata? These lesser-known individuals deserve recognition and that’s what we hope to do here.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination Albert Einstein

Who Are The People Holding The World Record For High IQ?

The person with the highest IQ ever recorded is Ainan Celeste Cawley with an IQ score of 263. The list continues as follows with the highest possible IQ:

  • Ainan Celeste Cawley (IQ score of 263)
  • William James Sidis (IQ score of 250-300)
  • Terence Tao (IQ score between 225 and 230)
  • Marilyn Vos Savant (IQ score of 228)
  • Christopher Hirata (IQ score of 225)
  • Kim Ung-Yong (IQ score of 210)
  • Edith Stern (IQ score over 200)
  • Christopher Michael Langan (IQ score between 190 and 210)
  • Garry Kasparov (IQ score of 194)
  • Philip Emeagwali (IQ score of 190)
  • Judit Polgar (IQ score of 170)
  • Albert Einstein (IQ score between 160 and 190)
  • Stephen Hawking (IQ score of 160)

What Is IQ?    

Back in 1916, the American psychologist Lewis Madison Terman (1877-1956) developed the intelligence quotient or IQ. At the time, Lewis was employed by the United States Army. The first mass IQ test was taken by US soldiers during World War I.

The original scale of IQ scores, as devised by Terman, proposes several different classifications.

Alfred Binet invented the first intelligence test. Credit: public domain / Wikimedia

MPln Process Flow

The Role of Master Planning Project Management is not clear.. This is fact..!

This illustration is about Managing a Micro-Limited Action Plan..

There are few differences between scope and deliverables for both of Development Project and Master Planning Project.. However, such distinction shall be minimize when proper and standard project management methodologies and techniques are applied..

It is all about CONTROL.. of course with comprehension..

Despite how Infrastructure Engineering is critical to make the master plan functioning and the urban development is habitable; the compliances of infrastructure to theme and architecture of the master plan is unquestionable.. Infrastructure is here to support the purpose of the master plan, therefore, coordination, innovation and efficiency are the parameters..

The Client Consent is important, not only to manage the project, but to comply with the complex real estate modeling that master planning is aiming to serve.. Certainly; the graphics of the master planning is critical to today's real estate marketing; which is relatively costly and time consuming..

Finally, the roles of the Civic Utilities Providers are concerned to both city and national infrastructure; which make their verdicts the most critical for the master planning project to evolve and later close..

These are the initiation of the project management portfolio for managing the master plan; enabling easiness to draw scope, schedule, communications, risks and deliverables..

SOS = Sign off Sheet
PMP = Project Management Plan

Friday, June 4, 2021

Power Supply in Nepal..!


Apparently; it is a legacy..

Once Upon a Time; a Telephone-Tower in Stockholm, Sweden.

Car Challenges


To reduce the challenge; Make it uneasy or convenient to drive a car during weekdays; including, but not limited too; 

  • Availability of parking, 
  • Availability of many lanes, 
  • Providing double direction roads, 
  • CBD's locations of large commercial developments, 
  • Unreachable public transport, 
  • Appealing status of public transport, 
  • Harshly carbon tax, 
  • Harshly urban tax on vehicles, 
  • etc.. Just imagine..!

TODs can't serve the 15 minutes-walk (800m); which will not be satisfactory.. or increase the light informal modes e.g., Tok-Tok, Boda-Boda, Motosi, Gojek, Grab; which became an urban-transmitted-disease across developing and poor countries.. Certainly; we have a problem..!

Monday, May 31, 2021

Real Estate Cycle

The Real Estate is one of the most vibrant and sensitive among economic industries.. It incubate many details and trade with most industries, yet represents a true Gauge of the economic environment.

Real Estate is the oldest fashion in Mankind history, where owning properties is an expression of wealth and attributed authority and mightiness. Both Authority and Business phenomenon were established on Assets and Properties; which had also synchronized the transformation of Humane civilization from Farm-based into City-based. 

Built-Properties would evolve through fluctuating peaks of appreciation and depreciation of value. This Time-based syndrome had initiated and controlled the behavior of trade and markets, and still do. It represents dreams and realities of the Human-being as an attributes of his life cycle. Therefore, the Real Estate Cycle would replica the Humane one.

Despite the fact that Real Estate is a financial practice, yet it feeds, inspires and affects many industries and trades by it complex and comprehensive supply chain. More than 35% of GDP in any society are linked to Real Estate in a way or another. In addition, the direct human resources in construction industry would exceed 15%.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

IMS Auditor



Agrodor South Sudan

This initiative was an implementation of the ours comprehensive combined agriculture development model, which is based on central stations called Agrodor. These stations will develop the urban cluster among the most nomad and farmer population. Aiming to reduce the migration from Rural to Urban areas, incubate all requirements for decent living and supplies. 

Friday, May 28, 2021

PMO Success or Failure

Since the launch of the Project Management Office (PMO) concept, it had been in continuous struggle with skeptic or challenging concepts. This was was lately concluded in Service Management Office (SMP) and Product Management Office (PMO); in addition to confusion with both Program and Portfolio Management Offices; which share the same Abbreviations.

Certainly; the key dilemma is about the role definition rather than the deliverable one. Adding to it the must-statistical tools to be used; which are not practically common among professional. This had made the outcomes of the PMO are likely inviable or usable for the management to take transformational or critical decision. In many organization, PMOs did not survive for more than couple of years and either replaced or removed.

It is rational to only qualify professionals with extended years of exposure and experience to manage the PMO. The proper functions requires not only project management practice, but understanding and knowing how to adapt the organizational strategy and commercial feasibility to assess the projects performance. A successful project is not necessary adding value to the organization in this rapidly changing business environment.

منذ إطلاق مفهوم مكتب إدارة المشاريع ، كان في صراع مستمر مع المفاهيم المتشككة أو المنافسة. تم الانتهاء من ذلك مؤخرًا في مكتب إدارة الخدمات ومكتب إدارة المنتجات ؛ بالإضافة إلى الارتباك مع كل من مكاتب إدارة البرامج والمحافظ ؛ التي تشترك في نفس الاختصارات

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Dubai: A Metropolitan

 Just a Reticular Proposal..!

This is a master planning vision for the baseline to turn Dubai into a metropolitan.. It is about land use, not projects.. However, the circles show locations of the already concentrated activities.. Metropolitanism is about the economic value and opportunities in synchronization to Zoning, ROWs and Spaces; with their dependences.. I assume the planners of Dubai 2040 had done something alike as a baseline.. Yet amazingly, most Arab cities ignore the same ..!

As per Prof. Pedro B. Ortiz, the municipal budget for a metropolitan is based on population and share of the national budget..
In Dubai of 3.331 mln cap, it is a City-State, which most of the GDP (US$102.67 billion) is invested within..
The Municipal Authorities of Dubai has a combined share from its GDP (US$ 48 billion 2020) which is far than the golden formula
( As a City-State; 0.40 x GDP/Cap x Pop)

Understanding that Dubai Emirate is a developing country, whereas lots has to be spent on both hard and soft infrastructures and various facilities; which would justify the 100 folds of the expenditure..
The Measures of Governance would credit and support the same by confirmed results of urban happiness and satisfaction

Regretfully; many projects were canceled or had reduced scope.. This was corresponding to the economic and business environments.. Yet; I believe that initiating many projects was inadequate, without the serious systematic quality procedures.. WBS, Risk, Procurement and Communications were mostly banners not actions.. It is bad how many resources were disposed in vain, and how many opportunities were lost..