Critical Thinking: What’s it Good For?  (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, Critical Thinking: Time Is of the Essence, I suggested: If you’re a business analyst — absolutely, making time to think matters! There needs to be something more on your schedule besides meetings. You need to carve out time —...

Critical Thinking: Time Is of the Essence! (Part 1)

Have you ever been a part of the “meeting after the meeting?” You know, the one where colleagues get together to debrief a meeting that’s recently taken place? The “meeting after the meeting” (MATM) typically includes two main agenda items: the debrief and the...

Reflections from Kate: PMI Congress 2014

Last month, I attended the Project Management Institute’s Global Congress 2014 – North America. It was my first time attending a PMI® conference, but when I arrived, I was thrilled to see so many familiar industry faces and to realize that I was not the only...

Make the LIST to Evaluate COTS Packages!

Why consider using a template for COTS research and RFPs? Evaluating COTS packages is challenging! Have you ever been tasked with finding “the right” software package? Frequently, there is more than one solution provider serving your problem space, therefore it’s...

How to Build a Wildly Productive Collaboration Model

My husband and I have been together more than 21 years; we’re married 20 this coming September. Pretty amazing, considering all we’ve been through together, but then again, we are like two peas in a pod…except when it comes to work. He is a carpenter by trade, who...

RFPs: Ripe for Prioritization

It’s one thing to create and send out a Request for Proposal (RFP), full of “must have” features and functions, to vendors of technology solutions. It’s wholly another effort to evaluate the responses – and the specific solutions – provided by those...

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