Go-No-Go

I have a ‘Go-No-Go’ call this morning… Most large project, especially if there is a potential impact to the customer, have some form of a Go-No-Go call just prior to implementation. Typically these meetings have all the stakeholders present and we cover any potential risks. Once all the risks are weighed a decision is made…

On being “Quoted”

Recently I was ‘quoted’ by Dan Langendorf on his post titled; Looking Ahead at the Desk Community. We had just completed a challenge started by John over at Desk.pm. The challenge was called 10 Days to a Better Blog. The goal was to have new and old bloggers alike revive their love of writing. While reviewing…

The End?

Day #10 – 10 Days to a Better Blog Well, we’ve finally arrived! The End! I’m equally excited and sad it’s over. Excited because this has really helped me to get back into something that I truly enjoy. A little sad because the reality with these types of things is that people go their separate…

How mobile blogging can help you survive a meeting!

Day #9 – 10 Days to a Better Blog Today’s assignment is wide open, a free and open writing day! I have been trying to get a lot more active with my blogging, typically I use my Mac Air or, on rare occasions, my company Windows laptop while on breaks. Sometimes I’m on the road,…

Goals for 2015

  Day #8 – 10 Days to a Better Blog Today's assignment asks us to set some specific goals using the SMART goals methodology. Specific – target a specific area for improvement. Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress. Assignable – specify who will do it. Realistic – state what results…

The Numbers Game

Day #7 – 10 Days to a Better Blog Well… this is embarrassing. FIVE, that’s it… five. Today’s assignment had us look back at 2014, specifically to the most viewed post of 2014. The post was called “Snow & Books”. I probably only got five views because I used the words “wax nostalgia and harken”. Or,…

About… Me

Day #6 – 10 Days to a Better Blog This is by far the most exciting challenge so far. I hated, loathed and generally despised my ‘About’ page. Yet, I never did anything about it. In fact, I haven’t changed it for SIX LONG YEARS! That changed today. I couldn’t wait to get to that…

Eureka Moment!

Day #?? – 10 Days to a Better Blog Ever had one of those eureka moments? Mine came this morning, about 15 minutes ago, while making a coffee. It came out of nowhere as these things do. I was going through the motions of making my coffee, when out of nowhere I suddenly realized why…

A Day Off

Day #4 – 10 Days to a Better Blog Today John has given us a gift, a day off from his gruelling challenge (you know I’m kidding John!). It came completely unexpected, I was ready to dish up something special… maybe. I’ve decided to go ahead and post anyway, to put my ‘reflections’ out there…

Where, When, How I Write

Day #3 – 10 Days to a Better Blog Click on link above to get some insight into today’s activity, if you can’t; here is one line that sums up today’s challenge:  “Today’s assignment is quite easy: What I want you to do is to just write out and share some of your initial thoughts…