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  • Managing Monkeys

    AWS to Private Cloud Migration

    Lots has changed since the last time I posted. For one, I have been assigned with migrating our SaaS applications out of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and into a hybrid private cloud. While at first blush that sounds like crazy talk, it is an investment […]

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    How to Help Introverts Succeed in a Team Environment

    Working at a company that organizes its work groups as teams, you will invariably find introverts and extroverts. In most corporations, we tend to celebrate and reward the extroverts, or people who have an easier time expressing themselves and navigating the political backwaters that are […]

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    Scrum Training — Is it Worth the Money?

    Last week I had the chance to attend a training sessions related to the Scrum Methodology that was taught by Michael James from CollabNet. I had been searching for a while for someone who was not only knowledgeable in the real world application of Scrum, […]

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  • healthcare.gov failure

    Could the Healthcare.gov Failure Been Prevented with Agile PM Principles?

    The new website — healthcare.gov — the Obama Administration commissioned to help guide people through the health care enrollment process has been published and almost everyone in the country is calling it a huge flop. It is difficult to use, has a huge lag time, […]

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    IT Project Managers — What They Want

    Being an IT Project Manager is not an easy pair of shoes to fill. I was recently reading CIO Magazine and happened on an article titled, “7 Top Wishes of IT Project Managers” that got me thinking about the role a project manager plays in […]

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    IT Project Management — Avoiding Common Pitfalls

    IT project management is a very unique animal that requires more flexibility than other industries. Several methodologies have been developed to help provide improved pliability of the process, but even with the new strategies, some of the same challenges continue to come up time and […]

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    Applying for Jobs in Project Management

    Sooner or later it happens to all of us — you will have to apply for a job within the field of project management. You may be looking to upgrade your position or getting out of a toxic situation; you could have been laid off […]

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    Waterfall Project Management — Can It Work for You?

    Waterfall Project Management (Waterfall PM) is one of the styles of project management that I discussed in an earlier article. It is like any of the other models of project management — you need to study the process represented by the particular style to understand […]

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    Project Management Styles — What is Right for You?

    Did you know there are several project management styles that can help you be more effective depending on the industry you are in? A lot of what I write about is related to following the rigid rules of project management as they are presented in books […]

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  • Adoption

    Timeout for Family

    Being a Dad again is great, but adding a child to your family through adoption is awesome. I know this has nothing to do with project management, but this is my website and I set the rules. Call it scope creep if you will, but […]

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