12/31/2006 – Maiden Post

Filed under Grab Bag | Posted by PMStudent

Hello, my name is Josh Nankivel. I’m creating this blog as a way for me to formulate and refine my thoughts about project management and process improvement. Hopefully it will help my writing and make me more articulate and clear. To start with, here’s a little about me.

I’m in school now majoring in project management. A year from now I will be done with my BS and started on my masters degree, an MBA with a concentration in project management. At work, I’m in information systems and work on many small projects alone, and also in larger projects as a team member and project lead. I am full time both at work and school, so with all that and the family I’ve got little spare time, which I usually use to read and think about project management.

I’ve been in technology-centric positions for about 11 years now, half of that as a techie and half as a manager. I’ve got a LinkedIn profile with some more info. Some of my specific interests include various project management methodologies, the Theory of Constraints and related project management applications like Critical Chain, Earned Value Management applications, and process/business improvement methodologies. I read a lot of books, listen to a lot of podcasts, and absorb as much online content including articles and forums as I can.

Hopefully I will be able to find some time to post to this blog at least once a week or more.