Business

Time Remaining is More Important Than Time Spent

On many projects, the question I many times hear is “how much time have you spent?”  Time tracking systems are often created to track time spent.  This seems logical and often times people do not think twice about it, but it is one of the leading factors contributing to late projects.  Let’s look at an …

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Waterfall, Agile & the “Triple Constraint”

Anyone who has ever worked on a project probably realizes there are three (really four, but people often forget about the fourth) criteria that project success is focused on: 1. Features (Requirements) 2. Estimates (Cost) 3. Schedule (Timeframe) 4. Quality (Often forgotten about since it is hard to see/define/measure) Regardless of whether we use waterfall …

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Implementing Getting Things Done (GTD) in Gmail

One thing that you will notice with GTD (Getting Things Done) is that it is a strategy to follow, but it can be implemented in numerous different ways.  One struggle I see many people have is finding an implementation that works for them, whether it be physical, electronic or a hybrid. Here is one way …

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My Top 10 Books

I read a lot of books.  Most of my reading is not “fun” reading (as my wife would describe).  I generally read books on the topic of self improvement, motivation, finance, business, software development, etc.  I really enjoy learning and improving myself.  Below are my Top 10 favorite books that span many of those topics. …

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