I use Windows 7 on my working laptop, and have been using Windows – and living in Microsoft Office Professional – for years. Yes, I do have an iPhone and and iPad. But if there was … Continue reading Creative uses for the Microsoft Surface tablet
Where have all the donuts gone?
Marissa Mayer’s recent call for Yahoo! employees to return to the office sparked a discussion with a colleague. In the early 80’s (!), when I worked for HP, there were twice-daily breaks with coffee, tea, and … Continue reading Where have all the donuts gone?
The Limits of Project Management
Different organizations, based on different cultures, have different limits on their acceptance of project management theory and practice. In health care, the limit seems to be Earned Value Management (EVM). Despite being a neat tool for analyzing project … Continue reading The Limits of Project Management
Getting Started with Project Management (or: Bridging Theory and Practice)
Shameless plug: we have what I consider to be a pretty good class in project management for health and human services. (More here.) As with other training in project management, there is a lot to absorb … Continue reading Getting Started with Project Management (or: Bridging Theory and Practice)
The Person With a Clear Head
At the end of an intense proposal project – or any intense project – everyone on the team is spent. Sleep deprivation, poor eating habits, no fresh air, and lack of exercise conspire to create fatigued team … Continue reading The Person With a Clear Head
Lay the Foundation (Part 3 in Disciplined Business Development)
You have picked the opportunity. Now what? You have to develop the opportunity – build the relationships and create your brand and position in the market and with the customer, long before the RFP is released. … Continue reading Lay the Foundation (Part 3 in Disciplined Business Development)
Leave Some Breadcrumbs Behind…
The title here is just a metaphor for documenting your path and making it accessible to others who will follow you. In the course of getting this blog up and running, I encountered various problems with … Continue reading Leave Some Breadcrumbs Behind…
When is a Project Schedule Not a Project Schedule?
I’ve just been looking at a couple different schedules in Microsoft Project. One was in the course of doing some evaluation for a nonprofit organization, the other was submitted in the course of a client project. … Continue reading When is a Project Schedule Not a Project Schedule?