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I'm considering launching a publication on Medium. Any thoughts?
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What are the benefits of utilizing Medium over creating your own blog?
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I'm using a low end samsung chromebook as a sort of third computer (for website that won't quite work on the tablet in a location I'm using over the summer). It's quite tolerable.

I could see paying a little more for a more fluid web loading experience, but other than that, the traditional web experience is all you could hope. It's like a low end cloud terminal.

I point out to students that what i was calling the web a decade (and more) ago has now morphed into the cloud. That's basically all the web protocols now optimized for data and content delivery.
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No doubt about this
 
It's definitely not surprising to me to see that developers and engineers are hard to find, but it's a little surprising that project managers are hard to find too. "Every company is an IT company nowadays, so every industry, not just IT, is going to need these people..." This statement is exactly why I chose CIS as my major. Every company needs computer people.
After engineers, IT companies are struggling to keep up with demand for two other hard-to-fill roles: technical salespeople and IT project managers.
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Kanban is eating the world.
 
I definitely agree that "Kanbanizing" projects is an efficient and effective way to increase productivity. I find that using kanban boards in these classes has definitely helped my teams to stay organized and on track with our projects. Actually, since learning about "kanbanizing," I have used kanban boards outside of these classes as well; like at the pool store that I am co-managing. Kanbans are great!
As project management software tools grow in popularity, it's interesting to see which products emerge to improve the makret.
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Tech tools are really a double-edge sword.
 
The fastest growing application in history - slack. it is now replacing email in business. it has some advantage over email. first it has testing message threading features that can easily add up to next quarters. second it does not have any out of office features .
Not long ago, discussions of the modern workplace were colored by complaints about the tyranny of email. Then along came Slack, a new approach to internal communications based on the idea of chat rooms. Slack spread through businesses like wildfire, initially in the tech and media sectors, but now much more widely. At its public launch in February 2014, it had 17,000 users. As of April 1, 2016, that number had rocketed to 2.7 million daily active...
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Virtually all management is easier with smaller teams.
 
The popularity of Slack seems to be steadily growing and for many proves to be a successful tool for team collaboration. This article points out that the tool probably works better for smaller teams, but can be configured for larger groups. One method is to make better use of your channels to separate only major projects and avoid channel overload, which reduces team efficiency.
1 team collaboration service + 1 brainwave = 1 excellent project management tool Have you used (or heard of) Slack? This freemium online service ensures that group communication is quick and smooth, and all but takes long group emails out of the equation. For quite some time now, we at MakeUseOf have been using Slack for team…
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It's all about feedback loops and communication.
 
Establishing feedback loops can add both time and cost to a project, but they seem essential to producing successful deliverables. This example from an application developer stresses that it is important to focus your feedback to your internal team and the client to produce what is actually wanted. They also note that end user feedback should not be ignored completely because it can offer helpful insight to improving the project. It seems that balancing your feedback sources is wise to manage the effectiveness of a product within a given time and budget.
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Agile is effectively a change management approach
 
As you all know, we have been using the agile approach to project management throughout this semester. As we experienced or research or viewed from our trips to MENLO and the car insurance organization that came in agile change management practice can address such issues as it is geared towards adding value in small increments.  Agility in change management requires making and delivering changes in smaller amounts using an approach that uses brief time-periods.  It promotes managing change by focusing on value, delivering the value and optimizing the value.  Change is delivered in small chunks that are time-boxed. This article is pretty interesting.
By: Subhash Nigam, Project Manager, Aon Hewitt For many organizations, managing change is a struggle. It is a tussle since it engages elements of status quo and transitions those elements into a...
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Lean is often considered a flavor of agile. Agile at its root is about a philosophy.
 
Perfect article for this class! "Best" is definitely subjective in almost all cases - project management is not an exception. Agile may be better for some projects, while Waterfall is better for others. and maybe some projects require a combination of Lean, Agile, Waterfall, and Six Sigma, or LAWS.
Common sense, bravery and nailing the basics. How creating your own hybrid methodology can be the best solution.
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Interesting to see the kanban board gain widespread acceptance.
 
I perform all of these tasks at the pool store I work at! I manage the store with two other ladies, and we do all these things on a daily basis. The three of us collaborate with each other, along with managers from our other five stores; we have a structured invoicing and customer order process that we follow every time; and I also just began to implement a kanban board to make the organization of our tasks easier.
This article also discusses trello! I haven't used the other tools addressed in this article, but I do like trello and think it is effective and easy to use!
To maximize your income, you need to have efficient processes in place. Take the time to choose a solution that will best fit your business's needs.
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Note that the atom.io code editor I recommend is actually, itself, a browser. It's built on chrome.
 
Kite, an IDE wants to be the next big tool for developers. Unlike most IDEs, Kite will be connected to the internet to take away the need of googling solutions. It will also get data from GitHub and other sources. 
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Precisely. Servant leadership works when a powerful team is pulling in the same direction.
 
A good leader should try to understand the needs of the team and try to empower them whenever possible. However, it is important to note that you should try and combine being a servant leader with other methods of leadership. Providing negative feedback can actually inspire innovation if done correctly.
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • The Wharton School
  • The American University in Cairo
  • Georgetown University
  • Lycee Gustave Monod, Enghien les Bains, France
  • Randolph High School, Huntsville, AL
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I am a business professor who specializes in technology and online marketing. I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I use this google+ page to make off-hand remarks about technology and the state of the world. I also indulge my photography passion here.

If you're looking for a concentrated stream on Internet Marketing for a book I'm writing, go to this Google+ profile.
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