Goals, Resolutions, Tactics & Dreams

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Every year at this time, people start thinking about their New Year’s resolutions and goals for the next year. Recently I became aware of some confusion regarding resolutions, goals, tactics, and wishes. And, I want to set the record straight!

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Finishing a Project: Support Agreements (pt. 2)

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This is the second in a 2-part series. The first is Finishing a Project: Testing & Support (pt. 1) and it focused on the Testing aspect. Part 2 will focus on support agreements.

Finishing a project can be frustrating when it feels like it will never end. Having a testing and support plan in place will reduce the struggle of closing out a client’s project. Whatever your quality assurance needs, it comes down to how well you plan for and execute the testing and support aspects of the project. Continue reading

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Finishing a Project: Testing and Support (pt.1)

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No matter your business, finishing a project can be a challenge. Without proper testing and support plans in place, you can struggle with closing out a client’s project. Whatever your quality assurance needs, it comes down to how well you plan for and execute the testing and support aspects of the project. Part 1 of this post covers the testing aspect. Watch for part 2 on support coming soon.

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Running a Quality Kickoff Meeting

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A quality kickoff meeting begins with a killer proposal with a clear scope and a solid agenda. The purpose of a kickoff meeting is to get everyone on the same page, working toward a successfully completed project. If you are in a service industry and are executing projects, these tips help with how to lead a well-planned kickoff meeting.

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Subcontractor Relationship Management

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The keys to subcontractor relationship management are setting clear expectations and maintaining great communications. So, as a contractor, what should you expect from your subcontractor? And, as a subcontractor, what should you expect from your contractor? Continue reading

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FileMaker DevCon 2018 Recap

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The FileMaker® Developer Conference (FileMaker DevCon) for 2018 is in the books. Here are the highlights from my attendee and speaker perspective. Continue reading

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Changing Priorities and Project Management

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Working with a client who has many changing priorities can make you feel like you are playing Whac-A-Mole. Changing priorities can be a huge challenge in managing a successful project. But, often clients don’t even realize they are doing it. So, how do you manage a project when priorities are changing without putting it and your relationship with the client in jeopardy?

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PauseOnError: Stand Tall While Talking Money

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At PauseOnError (May 7-8, 2018 in New Orleans), I lead a discussion called, “Stand Tall While Talking Money”. Pause is a different kind of conference – an unconference if you will. (Read more about the conference.) You aren’t a “speaker” and you don’t “present”. You lead a discussion with the attendees and this topic inspired some great participation.

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PauseOnError: Stand Tall and Say the Thing

Lisette Wilson (Informing Designs), Martha Zink (Soliant Consulting) and I set out, in January 2018, as representatives of Women of FileMaker, to host PauseOnError, a project by Ernest Koe (Proof Group) and John Sindelar (Seedcode). They offered WoF the opportunity to host this tech conference, giving us a platform to “say the thing”.

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Adatasol Podcast Snippet: Planning PauseOnError [Audio]

In this snippet from the Adatasol Podcast, I give an overview of the amazing experience planning PauseOnError 2018 with the Women of FileMaker. We also talk about the experience of being a woman in the tech industry and how we can get more women involved. For my recap of the conference check out this blog post. Continue reading

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