Guest Posts

guest posts

Recently, I’ve been invited to share guest posts on Elusive Moose’s and The Scarpetta Group’s blogs. These two clients are more like partners and I enjoy working with them. It’s always an honor to be asked to write guest posts, so I wanted to share some snippets of each of them with a link to their sites for the full shebang. Continue reading

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5 Common Project Management Discrepancies

project management software solutionsLean or Agile, XP or PRiSM – if you’re a beginner in the field of project management, the methodology you choose will not make any big difference. It’s time to focus on the basics instead since they are what determine your project success rate. The scope, budget, and deadline are the key factors that affect the nature and outcome of the project lifecycle. Somehow, still, they are also the main culprits of a project failure.

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Policy, Process and Procedures

policy, process and proceduresA lot has happened in the past few weeks. But, the biggest changes is that Beyond the Chaos has gone from a solopreneurship to a 3-person business. That means we are implementing policy, process and procedures!

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Pro Tips for FINISHing Projects

Pro Tips for FINISHing ProjectsEach year, the FileMaker development community gathers for the FileMaker Developer Conference (“DevCon”). We met in Phoenix for my 4th Devcon on July 24-27. But, for the first time, I attended as my own brand and as a panelist for a conference session, “ProTips for FINISHing Projects.”

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Getting Better at Email Management

Getting Better at Email ManagementEmail management can challenge even the best time managers. Let’s face it, email revolutionized our world by allowing instant communication. But, let’s also face it, instant communication results in the expectation of an instant response, which can be overwhelming at times.

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Executing Ideas: Turning Great Thoughts into Reality (pt 3)

Executing Ideas Part 3This is Part 3 of a multi-part series. Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.

In Part One of Executing Ideas: Turning Great Thoughts into Reality, we ended by editing yourself down to one or two great thoughts to execute. Part 2 began the process of evaluating the idea. Part 3 will walk you through actually executing ideas.

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Executing Ideas: Turning Great Thoughts into Reality (pt 2)

Executing Ideas Part 2This is Part 2 of a multi-part series. Click here for Part 1.

In Part One of Executing Ideas: Turning Great Thoughts into Reality, we ended by editing yourself down to one or two great thoughts to execute. Part 2 begins the process of evaluating the idea.

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Executing Ideas: Turning Great Thoughts into Reality (pt 1)

Executing Ideas: Turning Great Thoughts into Reality Part 1This is Part 1 of a multi-part series. Click here for Part 2.

Working with many small business owners, I hear from a lot of them that they love to start things, but don’t necessarily love finishing them. When executing ideas aren’t as important as thinking of them, you are selling yourself short. Without actually executing ideas, they end up being just worthless thoughts.

A while back, I watched a webinar demonstrating that many business owners struggle with executing ideas and implementing strategies. They are frustrated, especially when employees take no action on those ideas and strategies. But there is an easy solution. Create a process around turning your great thoughts into reality so that you can see your brilliance come to life! Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery for Small Business

Disaster Recovery for Small BusinessDo you have a plan for disaster recovery?

Recently, I had new doors installed at my home, which involved widening my single-door space to a double-door space. Since I work from home and my office is right next to the door, I had to find an alternative space to work for the day due to the noise and the dust. And, it got me to thinking about disaster recovery. Continue reading

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Elusive Moose: Guest Posts on Project Management

I was honored to be invited to be a guest blogger for Elusive Moose. I shared project management strategies and potential tools for project management processes. You can read the posts in their entirety through the links provided, but I’ve also included a brief summary below: Continue reading

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