Cheetah Learning – funny video ad for CAPM

Kristen over at Cheetah Learning, one of the best Project Management Training groups out there sent me a link to this YouTube video…..I love it! Why do ads have to be boring?  They don’t…and Cheetah has figured out a way to get their point across in a funny manner.    Enjoy the video…and if you’re looking […]

Certifications in IT – Worth it or not?

My good friend, and partner at,  Gene Delibero asks a few interesting questions in a post titled “Certification: No Guarantee of Competency – But it Can’t Hurt” on CIOE. In this post Gene highlights the pros/cons of IT Certifications and asks these questions: Do you rely on IT certification when hiring? What has your […]

Total CIO – PMO becomes cornerstone of IT executive leadership

Linda Tucci wrote an interesting article on Total CIO titled “PMO becomes cornerstone of IT executive leadership” that got my attention. The title is a great one…and after reading the article, I’m intrigued. The article discusses how Ogilvy & Mather‘s Worldwide CTO Yuri Aguiar is using the Project Management Office (PMO) to drive business and […]

Links for April 19 2009

The Case for Customer Communities by Valeria Maltoni on Conversation Agent Tap Employee Passion by Harry Hoover on THINKing Accountability Begins at the Top by John Baldoni on The Era Of Volunteerism? by Mike Gotta on Collaborative Thinking Measuring Market Concentration (Competition) by Scott Sehlhorst on Tyner Blain Project Management and Twitter: A quiet […]

Links for Feb 15 2009

Help IT Run a Less-Risky Business by Susan Cramm on Why Social Media Will Not Get You A Job In A Recession by Jason Falls on Social Media Explorer The ROI of Community-based Support by Bill Odell on The Helpstream Blog Welcome To 2009: Does IT Matter This Year? by Dr Jim Anderson on […]

Connecting IT with Business – The Go Betweens

Oracle’s Profit magazine has a nice article titled “The Go Betweens: Ten Tips for Connecting Information Technology with the Business” has some excellent tips for closing the IT – Business gap. The ten tips are: Create strategic discussions between business and IT Include specialists from all relevant areas Choose team members with great care Make […]

Glenn Whitfield asks “IT Project or Business Project?”

I hope everyone out there is reading Glenn Whitfield’s great blog IT Business Alignment (IT2B).  I’ll wait for you while you jump over and check out Glenn’s website. Back?  good. Glenn wrote a piece titled “IT Project or Business Project?” that really blew me away with it’s simple approach to leading projects by first asking […]

UTD Project Management Symposium 2009

Mark your calendars! The 3rd annual University of Texas at Dallas Project Management Symposium is taking place August 13 & 14.  Call for papers is open until Feb 6 2009. I just submitted a paper to be considered for this years symposium…keeping my fingers crossed that it gets accepted.  I was luck to get a […]

Clarizen – A great Project Management tool via SaaS

I had the pleasure of watching a demo of Clarizen today.  Well…watching isn’t right…I was watching as Gil Heiman, Director of Community at Clarizen, walked me through the tool. I really liked what I saw. Clarizen’s strength comes with the collaboration tools it provides to make it easy for project team members to work together, […]

Project Selection using Decision Support & Optimization Techniques

This post is an excerpt (with slight modifications) of a recent paper titled “Project Selection using Decision Support Optimization Tools.” If you’d like to read the full paper, click here for the PDF version of Project Selection using Decision Support Optimization Tools.  The full version of the paper has full details of the LINGO model […]