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Running a Quality Kickoff Meeting

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 … Continue reading

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FileMaker DevCon 2018 Recap

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

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Xojo Presentation: Managing Your Projects to Success [Video]

I presented “Managing Your Projects to Success” to the Xojo Virtual User Group in February 2018.  In this presentation, I cover some of the most common project problems that software developers run into and how you can use project management … Continue reading

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Productivity is an Intangible ROI

Building processes, creating structure, getting organized, managing projects better: all businesses want these type of productivity-related things. But why? Improving productivity does not guarantee a direct monetary ROI (return on investment). It’s not money in equals money out. It’s much … Continue reading

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Project Management Tips at XDC2016

Early last month, I had the privilege to speak at the Xojo Developer Conference in my hometown of Houston about project management tips. I got to discuss many of my favorite things: Policies, Processes, and Procedures Project Management, including: Setting/creating milestones … Continue reading

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Processes & Systems Increase Company Value

Small businesses traditionally struggle with having all the knowledge in people’s heads. They often don’t know that processes and systems increase company value. Owners or leaders are not able to delegate or truly go on vacation because there is no … Continue reading

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Non-Technical, Non-Certified, Non-Agile Project Management Philosophy

This blog is about my project management philosophy. In other words, what have I chosen to be – or maybe more so, what I have chosen not to be – in my project management style? Project management should not be invasive … Continue reading

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Project Details Matter

How much do project details matter? Can you overcome small mistakes because of getting details wrong? If you dial into a conference call at 1pm EST rather than 1pm CST, you are likely to figure out that you’re early, right? … Continue reading

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