• More Accurate Schedule
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Resource Swap

It’s been several weeks.  You have discussed and researched and made decisions for a certain area of your project.  Your counterparts seem to have the information they need and everything is going smoothly. You dial in for a typical weekly meeting and instead of the familiar host, you find out they have gone and have…

Windows 10 Upgrade – Licensing

Oh my, if ever there was a complicated subject, it is Windows Licensing! Actually, when you can wrap your head around the details, it doesn’t begin to make sense.  But until then, oh my! We know Microsoft is moving everything to a subscription model.  No more disks, and patches and updates.  Instead if they can…

Windows 10 Upgrade – Security

Security has come a long way from in the last 20 years.  In IT, we didn’t really have to think about insecure software libraries, vendor vulnerabilities, or zero day. But we do now. You must ask the question regarding application security, did the developer borrow code and was it vetted You must explore with networking…

Windows 10 Upgrade – QA

Quality Assurance, we don’t even say the words anymore but it exists to ensure we release stable code onto stable devices resulting in the ultimate goals of the hardware and software working together without defects, issues, and customer facing problems. At least that is the case with Windows 10 and printers or scanners or any…

Windows 10 Upgrade – Communications

IT is going to change your life for the better! Any change in routine from one work day to another can be considered an enemy of my productivity so I feel for my users when my project will make a change, however small or great, in their everyday work life. With security increasingly an issue,…

Windows 10 Upgrade – Lockdown Considerations

In my experience, companies tend to either let their employees have all access all the time to their computer or lock it down so you need a help desk ticket to change the colors. Increasingly, because of cyber threats of hackers taking over PC’s, more and more firms are locking down their systems. This not…

Windows 10 Upgrade – How’d We Get Here

Recently hired for another Windows 10 project, the Windows marketplace remains true to its last minute upgrade reputation. Maybe it’s just humans, too many other tasks that are put in front, issues that are more critical than an End of Life for your operation systems, who knows. In the end, an urgent status is created…

The PM Business – Packaging Your Expertise

Everyone has a niche they consider routine but for someone somewhere, their knowledge is like gold. I mean from common to scientific, everyone can be of value to someone. Motherhood, you would agree is quite common.  One never having siblings might be able to figure out a diaper.  However, day-to-day newborn infant care, that’s not…

 The PM Business – Like Why?

Companies usually look for temporary labor for a certain task where they need to focus, and deadline, or a certain expertise.  Often, they have let a project slip and suddenly need it to be executed.  Using an existing employee to split up duties would not get the job done in the time they need.  More…

The PM Business – Client for my (PM) Business

Getting a client is not a difficult and in fact, you already do this when you look for a job.  In a sense, the employer or agency is your client. You may have been asked by some agencies “Are you B2B?“ or “Can you do a 1099?”.  You also may have seen some job listings…

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Over 10 years’ experience managing projects in technology, office properties, and education. Past Bachelor of Science teacher for project management courses for certification. Routinely manage discovery, phased requirements, unplanned, and crisis projects to a successful completion.