Five Dollar Bill

9 Aug 2022: Found out that “technical.e.retired.wordpress.com” is already owned and been in use since 2006. ‘Gonna have to look for another title! 25 May 2022: “Five Dollar Bill” is now being called “TECHNically Retired” and the contents are being posted on You Tube under this channel name. Check it out. What can you getContinue reading “Five Dollar Bill”

Do You Have any Questions?

Many times at the end of an interview, the interviewer will ask the candidate if they have any questions. This is the time that you should be very prepared for with your list of questions. It is certainly appropriate to ask about recent news that you have found in your research as long as itContinue reading “Do You Have any Questions?”

Need More Dialog

For the time I have had this web site up and available (www.thepathtoinkc.com), there have been a fair amount of visits or impressions but I would also really like to have more dialog from those who visit. What can I do to get more visitors to comment on my content? All those countries (above) thatContinue reading “Need More Dialog”

Publish or Perish

I know that you have heard this phrase: Publish or Perish, before but I am trying to apply this advice to myself right now. I have been writing for many years now and have a few “manuscripts” in various stages of development: I. T.’s Lost Art of Software Engineering Been ready but still adding newContinue reading “Publish or Perish”

Great Interviewee Questions

Ever thought about what you might want to ask when given the opportunity?  Try this article out: http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/5-questions-great-job-candidates-ask-interviewers.html The questions included in there (just in case the link has been removed or change since 2012): What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 60 – 90 days? What are the common attributes ofContinue reading “Great Interviewee Questions”

Project in Recovery (not THAT Recovery!)

When a project has been close to failure and shut down is not an option then my repetitive approach to resolving the remaining issues usually goes something like this: Agree on the Recovery Project Charter Scope Objectives Budget Staff List of Open Risks, Issues, Change Request (preferably these lists will be placed in Recovery ProjectContinue reading “Project in Recovery (not THAT Recovery!)”

Project in Trouble?

Despite all of our best efforts, some projects end up in trouble and they need to be ‘saved’ or ‘shut down’! Making the ‘shut down’ decision is very difficult but must be considered once a project that is in trouble is identified.  Some of the questions I have used in the past to determine whetherContinue reading “Project in Trouble?”

The First 90 Days

When I have been asked what I would do in the first 90 days of a new project as the Project Manager, my responses have typically included some or all of the following as a “Self-Orientation Start Up Plan”: 1) Gather the latest project documentation available from the following sources: a) Portfolio Management files forContinue reading “The First 90 Days”