Month: June 2009

The Lights are on at HueCubed

The Lights are on at HueCubed

In anticipation of my upcoming iPhone application release, I figured it was time to stand up a new website with the purpose of distributing my own brand of tools, templates, and talk.  The Critical Path will remain as my blog.  But, selling products requires branding.  By following me on Twitter or reading this blog, I…

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Free COTS Package Evaluation Template

Free COTS Package Evaluation Template

At my last assignment, I was asked to compare 3 vendors and make a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product recommendation to the client.  The client knew their budget and products they wanted evaluated.  They didn’t know if the product capabilities were all marketing hype or if the products would indeed meet their needs. When doing a…

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Free Total Project Status Report Template

Free Total Project Status Report Template

As I study the collection and reporting of metrics and project statuses, I find many reports just do not deliver what they should. I believe there should be a stand-alone deliverable that a project manager is able to provide to a stakeholder at any time, illustrating the total project status.  I created a report and…

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Free Communications Management Plan Template

Free Communications Management Plan Template

I participated in a Communication Working Group session for the PMO today. Imagine a dozen people sitting around a table laughing for 10 minutes, when they realized I had shaved off my goatee. After the excitement subsided, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work. It was really quite refreshing to see how excited…

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