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Lean-Agile Software Development Summit – May 23 – Fairfax, Virginia
I received this information today via the Agile Project Management mailing list. The Lean-Agile Summit: a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the thought-leaders of Lean-Agile Software Development and Project Management. Come hear Rob Thomsett, Mary Poppendieck, and Sanjiv Augustine discuss how organizations can transform their IT to deliver greater business value by combining the principles of lean business management with agile project management. Great for Business Executives and Project ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 26, 2005 9:47 AM

Internal Marketing
I found this post about internal marketing over on TomPeters.com to be interesting and timely since the company that I work  for will be having a meeting this friday to review our marketing plan. 

Posted On Saturday, April 23, 2005 10:32 AM

Hey Hector.......
I added a couple new links in my blog roll that you may be interested in.

Posted On Saturday, April 23, 2005 10:26 AM

Walton on Leadership
“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.“

 

-Sam Walton, American Retailing

Posted On Saturday, April 23, 2005 9:34 AM

It's fun to recognize local follks in the press
This month I received my first issue of CMO magazine (subject = marketing). As I was flipping through the pages I noticed that one of the comments from a reader about one of the previous issue's articles. The comment was from John Jantsch, president of Duct Tape Marketing, a marketing firm in Kansas City. The company that I work for is a client of John's, in fact, he will be doing a presentation at our next company meeting. I am looking forward to hearing what he has to say and learning about the ......

Posted On Saturday, April 23, 2005 9:32 AM

Saving money with Vonage
I recently changed my phone service to Vonage. Vonage provides VOIP and has 2 basic plans for residential customers, 500 minutes for $15/mo or unlimited calling for $25/mo. Since I don't talk on the phone very often, I went with the 500 min package. My “traditional” phone service cost me roughly $45 just for the service (local) and taxes, so I expect to save ~$300/yr with Vonage. If you make a lot of long distance calls, your savings may be even greater. I received my router/adapter today ......

Posted On Friday, April 22, 2005 3:54 PM

Yes, I'm still here...
The three readers of this blog have probably noticed that it has been quite here for a while. I have recently started a Six Sigma Black Belt class through Villanova University. If anyone is interested in Six Sigma, Lean, or other quality measures and how they apply to software, I'd love to chat. I have also been doing more private writing lately. I do intend to pick back up with this blog. More posts coming soon ......

Posted On Friday, April 22, 2005 3:34 PM

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