J2 Thought Leadership

PM’s vs. BA’s

By Sanjay Khatnani, Managing Partner, J2 Solutions There are several areas where the job of a Project Manager and a Business Analyst can blur.  Still, it is crucial that the project have both roles assigned regardless of your team size and resources - for the sake of...

5 Ways to Become an Empathetic Project Manager

By Andy Thatcher, VP, J2 Solutions As we learned from Vijay last month, emotional intelligence is a must-have for a successful project manager. Today, I’m putting that topic under the microscope as I hone in on what I believe to be the cornerstone of emotional...

The EQ Factor: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters for Project Managers

By Vijay Khatnani, Managing Partner, J2 Solutions In a previous blog, I discussed the importance of assessing a candidate’s emotional intelligence (EQ) in the hiring practices of managers. Emotional intelligence has come to the forefront of our working environment,...

Want to Be More Productive at Work? Stop and Smell the Coffee!

By Vijay Khatnani, Managing Partner, J2 Solutions  As we move through the winter months, many of us are still in the throes of working to maintain our New Year’s resolutions. This time of year represents a new beginning for most of us—a fresh start. It’s a time to ask...

How Artificial Intelligence Sells More Pizza and Why It Matters to You

By Sanjay Khatnani, Managing Partner, J2 Solutions featuring guest contributors Brianna Bird and Angelo Brutico Business Process Management is one of today’s most discussed business topics—and a key ingredient to a company’s overall success. Today, I’d like to discuss...

Business Process Management: Why You Need It and How to Get Started

By Vijay Khatnani, Managing Partner, J2 Solutions As we head into Q3, I’d like to discuss a topic that is widely growing in the business community but not being given the credence it deserves. I’m talking about Business Process Management – otherwise known as BPM. In...

Networking in the Age of the Emoji

By Sanjay Khatnani, Managing Partner, J2 Solutions Over the course of my career, I’ve forged countless important business relationships that are meaningful to me—both on a personal and a professional level. But lately I’ve noticed a trend in the way “networking” as a...

Managing the Millennial: Collaboration or Chasm?

By Vijay Khatnani, Managing Partner, J2 Solutions As we were planning for 2017, I started to think about how our workforce has evolved over the past several decades—and the new trends that are emerging. I’m talking about the generational groups that make up that...

Beyond the Resume: Hiring the Best IT Employee

By Sanjay Khatnani, Managing Partner, J2 Solutions As the year kicks into gear, many organizations set their sights on bringing in new talent. But what goes into effective recruitment practices? What should employers be thinking about when it comes to hiring...

The 5 Pillars of Powerful Project Management

By Vijay Khatnani, Managing Partner, J2 Solutions Recently, J2 was involved with a project for a large media company that wanted to implement PeopleSoft’s Human Capital Management (HCM) software. Along the way, there were the typical nuances, intricacies and political...

What Makes A Good Project Manager? A Good Gut.

By Sanjay Khatnani, Managing Partner, J2 Solutions Today’s businesses can’t afford to waste money or fall behind schedule. That’s why they hire a project manager—to ensure the shared objectives of a project are met, on budget and on time. But what qualities make up a...

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