Weekly Wrap Up – Kodyaz, Agile Exams and Do Nothing

One Thing I’ve Learned Over the years I’ve collected a bunch of methods to pivot data in queries and result sets, some easy, some way too complicated, none really the best method. This week I finally sat down and focused on learning how to use the Pivot function in SQL Server (It’s not as easy … Continue reading

Weekly Review – Resource Leveling & Lined Post-It Notes

One Thing I’ve Learned I rely on MS Project for the bulk of my project management duties. One are that I’ve always struggled with is resource leveling; it just doesn’t do what I want it to. This week I decided to take an hour of time to learn the basics to see where I’m going. … Continue reading

Weekly Review – SharePoint 2013

One Thing I’ve Learned This week I kicked off my SharePoint 2013 Upgrade goal by attending a video conference hosted by Microsoft. The conference itself was geared more toward understanding the enterprise social gains of making the move. We’re not a very enterprise social company, culturally we’re split across divisions with the chasms in between … Continue reading

Weekly Review – Evernote Rocks!

One Thing I’ve Learned This week in my Everyone Communicates Few Connect training we discussed the barriers that can prevent you from finding common ground with those around you, Assumption (‘I already know what others know, feel or want.’), Arrogance (‘I don’t need to know what others know, feel or want.’), Indifference (‘I don’t care … Continue reading

Weekly Review – Recharging FTW

One Thing I’ve Learned The being a data geek/project manager does have its life benefits; recently I’ve had a health challenge that while not serious has forced me to focus on being healthier. To that end I’ve done my analysis, weighed some risks, crunched the numbers and have come up with a good workable twenty … Continue reading