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Angie Tarasoff
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Project estimating without driving yourself crazy
Thought I'd share an exchange between me (in the PMO) and our Regional Stewardship team. They were asking how they can estimate project resource requirements at the early stages - when a lot of information is unknown. People worry about this stuff - they do...
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Principles
Sitting on my deck tonight, reflecting on a day of meetings at NorQuest, I am thinking about the principles that would apply to an effective PMO. I like principles - a simple set of statements that outline the broad expectations and parameters for how thing...
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A fresh start
Today was my first day with NorQuest College. It feels so strange to start a new job after 8 years with the Government of Alberta. Because I am new to the organization, yet in a supportive leadership role as the manager of the PMO, starting this role is int...
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Thank you so much Brenda! I'll miss you too - but will certainly go out of my way to cross paths with you!
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I've heard this from two really bright kids in the last month. At what point will we stop letting comments like this pass by without asking, "what might we do to change this now?"
 
Yup. This is school.
There's really nothing more to it. xD
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Learn about Rami Ghanem, a gr. 11 student featured on Dragon's Den, who will be a speaker at Startup Weekend EDU on Oct 17-19. Know of students in gr. 9-12 who want to explore entrepreneurship, or are you a teacher with ideas for improving education? No experience necessary! Check out Startup Weekend EDU: http://www.up.co/communities/canada/calgary/startup-weekend/4292
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What are you talking about?
This week, I met with people from four organizations undergoing significant organizational change. One organization is just starting to recover (yes, that word choice is deliberate) from a major reorganization, one is undergoing significant change in senior...
This week, I met with people from four organizations undergoing significant organizational change. One organization is just starting to recover (yes, that word choice is deliberate) from a major reorganization, one is undergo...
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Dear IT: Stop Making People Feel Stupid
Have you ever walked down the halls of the IT department to be assaulted with massive diagrams filled with boxes and lines, printed on plotter paper? I have. As I look at these diagrams, I find myself wondering a few things: What is the purpose of this diag...
Have you ever walked down the halls of the IT department to be assaulted with massive diagrams filled with boxes and lines, printed on plotter paper? I have. As I look at these diagrams, I find myself wondering a few things: ...
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Trying to give a cat a pill.
Today, I spent part of my day meeting my new colleagues, and the other half reviewing materials relating to the proposed business plan for the project management office (PMO). The plan is over a year old, and as I read it, I felt that it did a good job of e...
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Stacy was feeling a little discouraged about the results of a couple of spelling tests. After a pep talk, figuring out a couple of strategies and practice - she decided to write this blog post. Good advice. :)
 
Some times you have to do stuff that is hard. Maybe that hard thing is work or even school. But you should keep trying! And at one point you will do it! SO I convince you to KEEP TRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!! So whoever reads this reme...
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Help make it happen for the Tactalis, people. Alberta entrepreneurs improving access to information for the blind and visually impaired through technology. (Check out the $75 incentive...pretty cool.)
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Strategic Thinking and the Cynefin Framework

Leaders operating in different contexts not only need to act differently, they need to think differently. Here's how.
Last week, I had the pleasure of working with a group of technology leaders from the Calgary Board of Education. This group of 30 leaders is mostly comprised of people from within the Client Technology Services team - the gro...
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Do you know a student in grade 9-12 who has an idea for a product, service or solution to a problem? How about students with a flair for design, a passion for coding or an entrepreneurial spirit? The Youth Track at Calgary Startup Weekend EDU October 17-19 is for them! #SWEDU #YYC http://buff.ly/1qejMpP Spread the word!
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