Episode 2 – Conversion Teams Assemble!

In the second episode of my Honest Conversation About Conversions series, I explore the importance of assembling a good software conversion team, and who you should include on the team to ensure a stress-less conversion.

What a Difference a Year Makes

Around this time of year I stop to make goals for the next year and measure progress in the previous year. Thanks to my new career mantra, I have a lot to be thankful for this year.

When No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Process Improvement is a professed goal of all companies, and yet it is often greeted with hostility. How can you keep your sanity when you are the change agent?

The Importance of Empathy…and Turning It Into Action

It takes more than just having empathy to cause change...especially when advocating for change can cost you everything you have. But here is one step to help you start.

An Employee’s Guide to Surviving Poor Leadership

Leadership advice is available everywhere, because poor leadership is everywhere. How do employees trapped under poor leadership survive? Here are some tips to help you cope and improve your situation.

Ask a Stupid Question!

Friday is Ask A Stupid Question Day, so let's celebrate by asking questions!

An Honest Conversation About Conversions

Conversions are always challenging, both for the conversion team and for the business undergoing the conversion. But in my time working on conversion projects, some common themes emerged that have a big impact on whether a conversion will go smoothly or not so smoothly. I'm going to share these themes with you, to help you make your next conversion as stress-less as possible.

A Pro’s Tips for Surviving a Conference

Conferences are always fun, and exhausting. That goes double when you are a presenter. Here are some tips to help you survive!

Two Tales of Modern Employment

Two different articles this week, from two very different news sources, highlighted a single truth for employees in the modern workforce: We are all being forced to become Risk Managers as more risk is forced upon us. Here are two ideas for reaching a more equitable middle ground.

Using Entertainment to Create Business Success

Game of Thrones, just like some of my other favorite shows, are an in-depth study of power and politics. And that is useful for any organization.


The New Project Management Guiding Text is due next month...but that doesn't mean you have to wait for it to prep for your Project Management Certification Exams.

Looking to the Stars for Life Lessons

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has written a new book about Astrophysics that contains a healthy helping of Life Lessons as well.

Software Conversions and a Rainy Interstate

A poorly managed software conversion project can be chaotic and messy. Which response to do take when times get rough? Are you a Safe Player? A Daredevil or a Pragmatist?

From Public to Proprietary

The ties that bind you when you are working within a Proprietary environment present challenges both to your organization and to your own career management strategy.

Airline Travel Commandments

After some things I experienced on a recent trip to the west coast and inspired by a recent episode of the Speaking In Tech podcast, I feel like some of us could use a travel etiquette refresher.

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