Month: May 2009

The Critical Path Turns 1 Year Old

The Critical Path Turns 1 Year Old

Wow, where did the time go?  A little over a year ago, I found the need to start blogging.  Little did I know how energized I would become.  Other then learn as much as I can about my craft, I want to share my knowledge and experiences with other project managers or those who wish…

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10 Helpful Steps to Submit PMI PDUs

10 Helpful Steps to Submit PMI PDUs

I’m in the process of helping a group in the PMO make their submissions for PMI Professional Development Units (PDUs).  All PMPs need 60 PDUs during a CCR cycle so don’t put it off until the last minute.  In this case, they all participated in a workshop.  If you want to collect PDUs, you’re going…

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Critical Path is Back Up

Critical Path is Back Up

As my eyes rolled to the back of my head last night, waiting for the server to finish configuring, I hoped my website transition plan was going to work.  Yesterday, I took control of the Critical Path hosting. That meant everything would have to be reinstalled on a new server and database restored. I kept…

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The Big Move

The Big Move

The Critical Path website is in the process of being moved today. If you get a timeout, it is hopefully just the IP address changing. This will be a true test to see if the backup and recovery procedures work. See you all on the other side.

Did you learn your lesson?

Did you learn your lesson?

I’m going to be facilitating a second lessons learned session later today. As part of the project closing processes, all project managers should collect and document lessons learned.  But, as many will attest, you need to be able to implement approved process improvement activities or you will just continue to revisit history at the end…

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Twitter and a Challenge to Communicate

Twitter and a Challenge to Communicate

Twitter allows us to share the time and prevents us from trying to explain how to build the clock. This morning, Dave Garrett, CEO of Gantthead.com and I were attempting to communicate via Twitter on the topic of PMI and Agile Scrum. We were both finding it difficult to compress everything we wanted to say…

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