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 think people will enjoy the HueCubed brand.
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 to become project managers. Since logging onto Twitter a little over a month ago, I have discovered a whole new world of people to exchange ideas with. What will happen in the next year?
1. Launch at least one project management centric iPhone application
2. Author an article pertaining to project management and have it published in a refereed journal (e.g. Project Management Journal or Crosstalk)
3. Publish a Project Management centric book and offer it on Amazon.com
4. Monetize the things I enjoy doing
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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 litter my desk. Still, there is always potential to monetize an idea. That can’t hurt.
It’s time I practice what I preach. I’m the SME, sponsor, AND the project manager for this. Do we have schedule, scope, and budget? Yes. Do we have requirements, assumptions, and constraints? Yes. No gold plating these applications. Let’s get them to market and fulfill a need. How much would you pay for a Derek Huether idea?