Archives for the month of: November, 2014

This is my fourth and final post in this series as I’ve worked to understand and apply a talk I heard on this topic.

Project management involves a lot of people management in order to be done well. Therefore, emotional intelligence is important for the project manager to work effectively with people on a project. In the talk, Gary introduced several elements – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management – that are necessary for effective team leadership.

Self-awareness and self-management were previously covered. Social awareness and relationship management will be covered in this post. Read the rest of this entry »


Loved, loved, loved “Agile Project Management with Scrum” by Ken Schwaber.


I learned about this book digging through PMI’s (Project Management Institute) website. At the time of my purchase, I didn’t know that Ken Schwaber is one of the fathers of scrum methodology. His authority on and command of the topic are apparent in reading the book. Scrum is a project management methodology that is helpful in complex, development-oriented projects, such as software product development. Read the rest of this entry »

I became familiar with the concept of Big Data this year when I met a particular gentleman who works at IBM. His role at IBM is to promote the need of data scientists at universities because there is more digital data to deal with than there are trained professionals to deal with it. 4.4 million data scientists are needed by 2015 (link). The year 2015 is only a couple of months away!

So what is Big Data? It is the terminology used to reference all the data being generated through a number of digital processes. It is data we generate in our digital world while we:

  • surf the web,
  • post on social media sites (tweets, pics, posts… all of it and any of it),
  • text,
  • buy online or just browse, or
  • read a blog.

It is ENDLESS. Read the rest of this entry »