My Mission Today

What is your mission? Today is January 11, 2023. I turned 76 this passed November and I remember when I tried to retire back when I was around 64 – 65. Retirement was brief (just days really), awful, boring, and drove me nuts – more nuts than my usual “nuts”. My Mission has had manyContinue reading “My Mission Today”

How Many P’s in Your PMO?

Many years ago, I decided that we should not limit ourselves to only three PMOs: Even though these were very obvious and have immediate value to those who sought more management for these functions, I still thought there could be MORE. I started writing notes about how to structure and operate these initial three PMOsContinue reading “How Many P’s in Your PMO?”

Do you Have an Agenda

If you are scheduling or holding a meeting and you DON’T have an Agenda, then I suggest you cancel your meeting and prepare an agenda ASAP. Usually, there are people who are interested in the outcome of a meeting who will contribute to the items that they would like to have ON the agenda soContinue reading “Do you Have an Agenda”

Project Management Handbook Introduction

I have been in Information Technology (IT) since before it was called IT! At the beginning of my technology-based career, our groups or departments were typically referred to as “Electronic Data Processing” using “Electronic Accounting Machines” and the media for the data that was processed in the accounting machines was punched cards that were eitherContinue reading “Project Management Handbook Introduction”

Recent Engagement List

As of April 2022, I have been providing these services: Building Spreadsheet / Powerpoint Dashboards for company performance Sales Proposals to Win and Deliver Expense Tracking by Business Function Processing Client Requests through stages for: Tech equipment Requests Shopping / Pricing Items Invoicing per Client Requests Ordering items and Shippingf Delivery / Set up (optional) Coordinating ClientContinue reading “Recent Engagement List”

Space: The Old – New Frontier

Are you working for a company that still has leased or owned space that is underutilized? Are you concerned for the financial viability of your company while they continue to pay for / maintain their unused office space? What do you think you and your company could do with this space that would relieve someContinue reading “Space: The Old – New Frontier”

Where Do You Work?

Or, where are you able to work from lately? In many cases, recently, we no longer need to work from an office. Any infrastructure (support) we might need has become very portable: cell phones, wifi, hot spots, cloud storage, etc. With so many companies removing the centralized office as a requirement for their work force,Continue reading “Where Do You Work?”

Networking Sep 29 2021

“The Science of Networking” presented by RICK TASHMAN!  Zoom Mtg. Weds. 9/29/21 @10 a.m. EST Job-Seeker Network est. 1986 at the Catholic Church of St. Ann †LinkedIn Group: (10) CAREER QUEST at St. Ann’s Church | Groups | LinkedIn Hosted by Career Quest & Life Lessons Over Lunch Networking! NEW PRESENTATION! Rick Tashman …his clients describe him as The MacGyverContinue reading “Networking Sep 29 2021”

Time for THE BOOK

A few weeks ago (May 2018), I started a “Go Fund Me” site to gather some money so that I can publish “The Book” that represents many of the ideas from this blog. The Title of the book will be: “IT’s Lost Art of Software Engineering” and will contain much of what has been postedContinue reading “Time for THE BOOK”

Data’s After Life

When we are born, a birth certificate is usually created with our Name, Date, Weight, Length, Parents names, location, etc..  It is also at this point that our Health Record begins tracking injections, infections, operations, procedures, prescriptions, reactions… When / If we join or are entered into some religious group, records are kept of theContinue reading “Data’s After Life”