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“…the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions…” Niccolò Machiavelli – Wikiquote

This is so true: “It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well […]

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Project Management

Action Lists and Defect Trackers in Project Management

Today was definitely challenging as I had to collect the status of the project’s defect tracker. I manage the action items, but for some reason I had to update the defect tracker. So what is a defect tracker? It is a log of all defects. Ideally a project will have a list of requirements which […]

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Talent Development and Instructional Design

Information Technology Careers

I have a friend that would like to enter the IT field. His first choice was Computer Repair and as I asked questions there was an interest in other areas also. So based on what I heard I am providing a few links for him to explore below. What are the various IT Occupations? The […]

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Project Management

Agile Project Management

I promised a friend that I would share information on Agile and thought I would place it in a post. The information below will point to information and videos from the experts in the field and I will update it over time. Agile The Agile Manifesto The Twelve Principles Behind the Agile Manifesto Scrum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU0llRltyFM […]

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Business2

Watch Corporate Jargon – Lying by Obscurity https://youtu.be/4ab2ZeZ-krY by #CoffeeBreak via @YouTube

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Talent Development and Instructional Design

Read: The Rise of the Crowd-Sourced Syllabus

The Crowd Sourced Syllabus. I like it. previously there were lesson plan sharing sites but this now includes students and possibly participants. The potential for learning for the students either as contributors to the syllabus or recipients of the learning is awesome. Article Quote “From the Trump Syllabus 2.0 to the Native Lives Matter Syllabus, […]

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Business

What is Customer Development?

Customer Development So far I have posted on Business Models, Value Propositions, and now I want to point to Customer Development. I am late to this party and through reading the Lean Startup by Eric Ries, which I found out about through a Product Management course I was taking, I learned about Steve Blank and Customer […]

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Business2

Watch “Rural Post Offices Transformed by E-commerce” on YouTube #Innovation

This video discusses the impact e-commerce has had on a rural post office. The impacts range from a big increase in packages coming to the post office but is contradicted by many closed shops in the town. But then people in the town are opening their own online businesses. I went through categorizations of this […]

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Business

What is a Business Model?

A few weeks ago I was sent off with the task to figure out a business model for a product with the CFO. Well, in my head I said, what’s a business model? And of course I started an internet search for sample business models. In my research I discovered another term that people define […]

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Business

What is a Value Proposition?

In 2007, at my first Metro DC ATD (formerly ASTD) Chapter board meeting, the president of the chapter asked everyone what our value proposition was? I had volunteered for the role of Director of Membership because I never received my username and password for the site and I was determined to fix my own problem. […]