Month: April 2009

Creating an iPhone Application and Project Management

Creating an iPhone Application and Project Management

Before you begin designing and creating the next greatest iPhone application, it’s critical to define exactly what you plan your application to do, so says the iPhone Human Interface Guidelines.  A great way to do this is to write a product definition statement.  It is a succinct affirmation of your application’s core purpose and its…

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Responsibility Assignment Matrix

Responsibility Assignment Matrix

As a graphical depiction of a more detailed perspective of responsibilities, the responsibility assignment matrix should reflect assigned responsibility by functional role for key project deliverables.  An example of roles detailed below could include (1) Project Manager, (2) Project Sponsor, (3) Implementation Manager, (N) Team Lead Project Deliverables Role 1 Role 2 Role 3 Role…

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Contribute for the better good

Contribute for the better good

I just posted an update to the Agile Scrum definition on Wikipedia. It has been a while since I’ve made updates to this definition and others on the free online encyclopedia.  It’s actually quite cathartic to contribute to something like Wikipedia, for no other reason then to help others.  I’ve been asked a lot of…

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Innovate and Monetize

Innovate and Monetize

I thankfully found a developer to create three of my Apple iPhone/iPod Touch applications.  Is one going to be the greatest thing since sliced bread?  I don’t know.  When an idea comes to me, I quickly write it down.  I think my wife gets tired of hearing of my daily revelations and seeing post-it notes…

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Publishing a book with a PMI blessing

Publishing a book with a PMI blessing

Yesterday, I contacted PMI to get a green light for a book I’ve been writing.  Because it’s referencing the PMP, I’m taking several steps to ensure I follow the rules.  My first step was to agree to abide by the PMI Intellectual Property Proper Use Guidelines.  My second (indirect) step was to request permission to…

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From the desk of VP Enterprise Solutions

From the desk of VP Enterprise Solutions

I just received a recommendation from someone I’ve worked with in the past. I have to admit, it’s really nice to hear good things from time to time. I’m a strong believer that you should tell people when they are screwing up. I’m an even stronger believer that you should tell people when they are…

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