Category Archives: Grab Bag

New Doors Are Opening

28 Feb 2013 - 09:26 AM under Grab Bag | Posted by PMStudent

So earlier this month I was at Vandenberg Air Force Base. I got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a spacecraft launch. (Here?s my own video from my iPhone edited in with some NASA footage) My teams and I have spent the last 5 years of our lives (and some more) on the LDCM mission, and […]

You Decide: The New pmStudent Logo

05 Aug 2012 - 09:08 PM under Grab Bag | Posted by PMStudent

This is a decision I’d like your input on. I’m having a new logo designed for pmStudent. And I want you to click the link below and rate these 3 options. Any comments and suggestions you have are also very much appreciated. http://99designs.com/logo-design/vote-g97dbl Thank you for helping!

Walking for Autism Research – How You Can Help

21 Apr 2012 - 02:23 PM under Grab Bag | Posted by PMStudent

This is a departure from my usual writing about project management, but I’d like to tell you about something else I’m doing. You may not know I’m active in advocating for people with disabilities. I volunteer often for different organizations and was appointed by the Governor of my state to our state’s Council on Developmental […]

Are You Legit?

08 Feb 2012 - 08:16 AM under Grab Bag | Posted by PMStudent

A great series of questions came into my email inbox the other day from Shelly, who just discovered me and pmStudent. Shelly: Are these video’s for PM’s that had the schooling and are now ready to begin their career? If so, how much education would one need for your system to at it’s most helpful? […]

Blame Failure On Your Project Stakeholders

01 Feb 2012 - 03:46 PM under Grab Bag | Posted by PMStudent

We all screw up from time to time. It’s in those moments when the most important thing is to know who to blame. Blame Management Just kidding. I just had an eye-opening experience. One of those ‘duh’ moments where something didn’t go as planned with my project. It was a simple, small piece of our […]

Project Management Myths Debunked

25 Jan 2012 - 08:19 AM under Grab Bag | Posted by PMStudent

Oh yes, let’s have fun with this one, shall we? I want your myths in the comments, bucko! Good Project Managers Make All Decisions By Themselves While it’s true that project managers do have to make the final decisions in many cases on a daily basis, we certainly should not make them by ourselves. We […]

Project Management Classes and Subjects To Study

12 Jan 2012 - 11:27 AM under Grab Bag | Posted by PMStudent

If I had only started sooner, I would be much further along in my own project management career. I’m sure you probably feel the same way. Here is someone just getting started who reached out to me for guidance. If you are starting out in your project management career (most of us are probably well […]