Resolutions for 2009

My wife just asked me what my resolutions were for 2009.  I normally don’t do ‘resolutions’ but the question, and the many blog posts about resolutions, started me thinking. What is it about the changing of the ‘year’ that gets people into the mindset of making resolutions to do things differently in the ‘new year’? […]

Zinsser’s Writing to Learn

For those that caught my review of Zinsser’s On Writing Well, you may have noticed that I mentioned picking up Zinsser’s “Writing to Learn“. This book is an easy read and is worth picking up if you’re interested in writing.  The book is less of a discussion of ‘how’ to ‘write to learn’ and more […]

On Writing Well

I just finished reading the 30th Anniversary Edition of On Writing Well by William K. Zinsser and I’m wiser for having read it. I can sum this book up easily/quickly with this sentence: If you want to improve your writing, buy this book…then write write write. What a great book! Up until this book I […]

PMI IT Special Interest Group Newsletter

I’ve had a book review published in the latest PMI Information Technology & Telecom Newsletter (download the PDF here).  You’ll find my book review on page 16. The newsletter is published quarterly and is described as: Our newsletter is filled with activities that took place in the third quarter of 2008, including our visit to ProjectWorld Toronto […]

The power of mind-mapping

In the past few weeks I’ve been reading about creative and critical thinking and the creative process. One of the things that many people recommend to help with the creative process if the act of mind-mapping and brainstorming. I have experienced the technique of brainstorming and have used it quite often within my teams and […]

Case Study Assitance

The recent IEEE Engineering Management newsletter had a link to an excellent Case Study reference guide…thought I’d post it here for everyone else: http://college.hmco.com/business/resources/casestudies/students/ There is an interesting PDF file that describes the process of writing case studies that looks very interesting. Technorati Tags: Case Study, Case Study development, Writing