The Ideal Project Manager

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When you tackle fulfilling the ideal project manager role, you should know that it is a challenging one. Attention-to-detail, multitasking, and organizational skill sets are necessary to help everyone on the team stay organized and on schedule.

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Project Management for Developers

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Two weeks ago, I shared my thoughts on project management tools for developers. So, now that you’ve chosen your tool, how does project management for developers work?

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Project Management Tools for FileMaker Developers

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Which project management tools should I consider? Which is the best one? Which one fits my needs perfectly? These are all questions I get in my role as a project management consultant to FileMaker custom software developers. Here’s a brief rundown of the ones I’m currently working with and some reasons to – or not to – choose them.

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Guest Post – The Scarpetta Group

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Recently, I was invited to share a guest post on The Scarpetta Group’s blog. This client is more like a partner and I enjoy our work together. It’s always an honor to be asked to write guest posts, so I wanted to share some snippets with a link to the site for the full shebang. Continue reading

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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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Project Management 101 for FileMaker Developers with Don Clark [Video]

In this video, from DevCon 2017, Susan, explains how Beyond the Chaos Project Management can help your FileMaker Projects. She talks about some of the processes for projects, as well as how clear communication can help your business. Continue reading

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SEO-Friendly Blog Post Tips for Better Site Traffic

SEO-Friendly Blog Post Tips for Better Site TrafficWriting an SEO-friendly blog post brings a whole new level of marketing to your site than just plain writing a blog. Considering that most of us write blog posts to share information with our audience, shouldn’t we want that audience to be as big as possible? Creating an SEO-friendly blog post will do just that. It will help drive more traffic to your site through SEO (search engine optimization). Not only does it help get your message out, but your site traffic will increase as well.

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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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