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Triming LinkedIn Connections

November 12, 2011 by


Two years ago I entered the fray of open networker, or “LION‘s” in LinkedInjargon, for a two-week test before a series of presentations concerning pro-social networking to management and project management audiences.  My networked ballooned from a rather healthy 750 to over 3,000. While generally innocuous, I soon found out that not having a “fake” […]

Agile Principle 2 – Changing Requirements

February 5, 2011 by


Re·quire·ment n. 1. Something that is required; a necessity. 2. Something obligatory; a prerequisite.¹ Among the twelve principles of Agile, that one that evokes a good amount of debate is changing requirements, even late in development.  This contrasts from plan driven approaches to development that “freeze requirements” and lock those in through development and deployment.   […]

Agile Principle 1 – Customer Focus

February 4, 2011 by


The four values of the Agile Manifesto (Individuals, Customer, Working Software and Change) are further elaborated in twelve principles. The first principle is “Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. “ The first line provides the goal – satisfy the customer. That customer focus brings Agile […]

TAPUniversity’s Effective Virtual Team Institute Graduates — December 2008

December 20, 2008 by


Congratulations to TAPUniversity's eight most recent Effective Virtual Team graduates. Since August of 2005 over 175 people have graduated from this class. Look forward to the unveiling of the Effective Virtual Team Institute soon.

Top 10 list for contractors

November 22, 2008 by


Rules of the road and top 10 list for contractors. I’ve found that success in growing TAPUniversity and delivering training is slightly different than success in being a “roaming Jedi, hired hand”. While there’s a lot in common there are some differences. So here’s some tips - a top "10" list if you will that may help you if you’ve found yourself joining the ranks of “contractor”. These tips are not all areas I’m perfect in — in fact I’ve stumbled on each of these at some point over the last seven years. Please feel free to add, comment and respond!