Posts Tagged ‘Projects’

Writing Requirements – What vs. How

Icon Written by Alora on September 15, 2009 – 5:25 pm

It’s been a long time since I’ve written much about my long-standing discipline. As I’ve been focusing more and more of my energies on entrepreneurial endeavors, the details of project management have not been forefront on my mind. That recently changed, however, thanks to a client project. In the development of a new startup, a […]

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Scrappy Swimlane High Level Overview

Icon Written by Alora on July 30, 2009 – 11:57 am

Much thanks to Sherry Lowry from Bridging Futures for this picture. As with all items of this type, it’s eerily familiar enough to be both hysterical and cringe-worthy for those of us who make a career out of this. (Click on the image to see the details.)

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Scrappy Swimlane High Level Overview

Icon Written by Alora on July 18, 2009 – 11:57 am

Much thanks to Sherry Lowry from Bridging Futures for this picture. As with all items of this type, it’s eerily familiar enough to be both hysterical and cringe-worthy for those of us who make a career out of this. (Click on the image to see the details.)

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Language, Innovation & Social Media for Business – Sam Lawrence at Interactive Austin

Icon Written by Alora on April 27, 2009 – 1:48 pm

The former CMO of Jive Software, Sam Lawrence, spoke to a crowded room at Interactive Austin this morning. His message was on the lessons needed to specifically apply in order to make social media work in your business. How We Say What We Say One of the challenges social media evangelists face is based on […]

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20/20 Hindsight – Getting Your Start in a Startup

Icon Written by Alora on April 23, 2009 – 2:06 pm

People who did not meet me until at or around my 25th birthday would never believe it, but in school, I was the Queen of Slackers. Truly. School was too easy, too routine and I spent too long doing it to be able to breath new life into the experience. I could dodge classes, do […]

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Why Agile Isn't Just for Development

Icon Written by Alora on April 21, 2009 – 11:41 am

It’s been years since the evangelism for Agile development started truly gaining momentum. Super sexy buzzphrases phrases like “reduce time to market,” “improved ROI,” and “lower development costs” have all been invoked to support the case for adopting an Agile methodology over the old-school Waterfall approach. The fact is, most experienced professionals have lived through […]

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Three Questions to Ask (& Answer!) Before Starting a Customer Blog

Icon Written by Alora on March 5, 2009 – 1:11 am

In a recent conversation with a friend, we were discussing corporate blogging efforts to engage existing customers. After reading Joshua-Michele Ross‘ post recently, on the Wells Fargo/Wachovia merger blog, I was excited to see yet one more company prepare to engage customers in this forum. That is, until we started talking in more detail. It […]

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Sneaking Web 2.0 in the Back Door

Icon Written by Alora on February 6, 2009 – 1:32 am

This post was originally written for and published on Social Computing Magazine. Those of us in the Web 2.0 space who come from a technology background are often a little stunned when we discover that it is frequently our IT cohorts who pose some of the biggest obstacles to prospective enterprise implementations. After all, wouldn’t […]

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Breaking into Project Management

Icon Written by Alora on January 13, 2009 – 1:57 pm

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, “What do I need to do to make a career change into project management?” That question sometimes comes from people in similar or related fields, like IT Management, or from fields you might not normally expect, like teaching. Most often, though, this question is posed […]

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Why I Love Project Management

Icon Written by Alora on January 9, 2009 – 5:49 pm

Throughout my career I have held roles with all kinds of titles, but in the end, at my core, I am a project manager. That is how I see myself and how I tend to identify, no matter what my formal title. And it’s for a very, very simple reason: there is one constant in […]

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