This is the third and final instalment about Evernote. You may want to check out the previous ones first: How I use Evernote, Part 1 – Note Creation, How I use Evernote, Part 2 – Kanban Boards What is left for this post, is to go over the way I look at and use tags […]
This is the second part of the sequel on my way of using Evernote. The first one was about the creation of notes and the third will be about notebooks and tags and my overall approach for organising the content inside Evernote. In this part, I’ll describe how I use Evernote for task management. My tool of choice for […]
I’ve been using Evernote a lot in the past few years. My membership started in January 2010. I had been using Zim for note-taking before that and I kept using both in parallel for a while. It was the synchronisation capability that made me move entirely to Evernote. After using Evernote for a few years […]
One of the benefits of being a regular on Tom Cagley’s Software Process and Measurement (SPaMCast) podcast is getting to take part in the year-end round table (episode 426). Jeremy Berriault, Steve Tendon, Jon M. Quigley and I joined Tom for a discussion of: Whether software quality would be a focus of IT in 2017 […]
To be a self-sufficient contributor to an organization and/or to provide leadership to others, I feel its important to manage oneself first. I think using a formal/information system aides us in attaining clarity in our minds. That state of shoshin – a beginner’s mind ready for anything. This assertion, coupled with my own OCD around […]
Free is awesome. Especially at lunch. But as they say, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Giving away some of our own personal value/intellectual property is essential in winning business from others. Its the free sample at the grocery store of the warm, organic bread that lures you into buying the whole […]
I studied (Okinawan Goju-Ryu) Karate not too long ago. It was perhaps the only athletic activity I every really enjoyed in my life. I because a karateka (student) in my mid-fourties. I studied at the local YMCA where my shihan held class for beginners. Beginners were age 5-n where n is something closer to my […]
Dr W. Edwards Deming’s work on quality control provided guidance for management and team development. We reviewed Dr W. Edwards Deming’s work on quality control in Japan in one of my project management courses. Deming is best known for his focus on quality and improvement. Many of us are familiar with Deming’s Cycle for Improvement: (PDCA) […]
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I wrote about my conversion to a Mac back in November of 2010 from my sad, pathetic existence on a Windows-based machine. I’m on my second MacBook — a MacBook Air — and I couldn’t be happier. I wanted to share some of the tools I use on a regular basis with some repeated content from that original post. […]
What does Excellent look like? I have been doing performance appraisals over the past few weeks for my IT team at the American University of Sharjah. In the past, there was no guidance or standards for how to evaluate our team members’ performance consistently. Previous appraisals were done more to make people feel […]
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I introduced an approach to project portfolio managment (PPM) to my IT team at the American University of Sharjah. After 9 months here, I have a real sense that we were doing too many projects for the resources that we had available. The result of trying to do too much was that our planning […]
When I joined the IT Department at the American University of Sharjah as the Director, I was presented with an organizational structure challenge. I found out that I had 21 direct reports and that my department did not have a concept of operational management! I had just come from being the Manager, Business Application Services […]