Publishing my First Research

Alhamdolellah I am happy to announce that my first research is now published in the TQM journal. Our research aimed at bringing a new perspective for the business excellence area where we developed a new business concept, BEVUCA (pronounced as BE-VU-CA) to examine how companies can achieve Business Excellence in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and … Continue reading Publishing my First Research

Publishing my Research with Emerald Publishing Group: Lessons Learned

The act of publishing a research was my utmost goal of doing a masters degree. When I started conducting my dissertation, I was keen to deliver a high quality and original research, not only to get a good mark but to publish it in an international journal. As I discussed here, I wanted to contribute … Continue reading Publishing my Research with Emerald Publishing Group: Lessons Learned

How to Look at your Literature Review as anything but not a Nightmare

No one would argue about the importance of a rigorous literature review in any scientific research. In my experience, that was the longest and the exhausted step. Before discussing the literature review process that I used in my research, I am going to share a very powerful resource that helped me in my master's degree. … Continue reading How to Look at your Literature Review as anything but not a Nightmare

Academic Research Skills: Critical Reading and Writing

As a postgraduate student, there are many skills that you need to master in order to get excellent results. Depending on your background, education and experience, you may have countered some of them before. Skills such as time management, note taking, critical reading and writing, oral presentations to name but a few of the key … Continue reading Academic Research Skills: Critical Reading and Writing

You’re Never Too Old to Dream a New Dream: Five Steps to Go Back to School

If there is one advice that I almost read in every single book in personal development, then it is "invest in yourself". Every author tells you that it is the most profitable investment you ever make. Unfortunately, the road is not always clear, and most often you will walk alone. I have always dreamed about … Continue reading You’re Never Too Old to Dream a New Dream: Five Steps to Go Back to School

Six Sigma Certificate: Lessons Learned

Do you enjoy problem-solving? And do you want to learn a structured problem-solving methodology to do that? Then, Six Sigma area might be an option to explore. Sigma (σ) by itself is a statistical phrase that is used as a measure of the variability in a process. Six Sigma means that a process is capable … Continue reading Six Sigma Certificate: Lessons Learned

Scheduling Professional (SP) Certificate: Lessons Learned

Following to my previous articles about 10 Reasons to Go for a Professional Certificate and my lessons learned for two certificates; PMP and PMI-RMP, this post will discuss my lessons learned for another certificate I got from PMI (Project Management Institute) which is PIM-SP (Scheduling Professional). I studied for this certificate because I believed it … Continue reading Scheduling Professional (SP) Certificate: Lessons Learned