Month: August 2009

Meeting PMP Eligibility Requirements

Meeting PMP Eligibility Requirements

When I was completing my PMP application, back in 2006, I recall reading the eligibility requirements and asking myself where I had the greatest gaps in my project management experience.  PMI did a good job of listing the process groups and activity “buckets” in which I could associate my time.  To visualize my strengths and…

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How To Know When A Meeting Has Ended

How To Know When A Meeting Has Ended

I just read are very intriguing post by Ken Clyne on the Agile Blog, located at RallyDev.com. The post was about how problems can arise when people don’t realize a meeting is over.  Ken offered one way to avoid the never-ending meeting is by having a clear signal that the meeting has ended. I could…

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Shared Items in Google Reader

Shared Items in Google Reader

Yesterday, I listened to This Week in Google 3 (TWIG) on the way home from the office.  They talked about a TechCrunch article detailing new features of Google Reader.  Though I don’t believe I’ve discovered my one-stop-shop to find or disseminate information I digest and enjoy on a daily basis, I feel Google Reader is…

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My Personal Kanban Story

My Personal Kanban Story

A little over a month ago, Agile Zen started following me on Twitter.  They are creators of a very clean web-based kanban solution.  Around the same time, I connected with Jim Benson.  Jim is a collaborative management consultant.  He is the CEO of Modus Cooperandi, a consultancy which combines Lean, Agile Management and Social Media…

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Free Project Charter Template

Free Project Charter Template

How many times have you started working on a project and don’t even have formal authorization for that project to exist?  A project charter is a document issued by the project initiator or sponsor that formally authorizes the existence of the project, and provides the project manager with the authority to apply organizational resources to…

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IE6 Friend or Foe?

IE6 Friend or Foe?

Upon reviewing my Google Analytics account, I discovered 25% of my web traffic is from users using Internet Explorer 6. Almost the same amount of my AdSense revenue is from IE6 users. Being my site is designed for the current browsers, it misbehaves when viewed by IE6. I can’t just ignore them, since clearly one…

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