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Celebration! 100,000 readers!

May 17, 2011 by

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Time for a little celebration.  Today the TAPUniversity blog surpassed 100,000 visits or reads.  Over the last two years our blog readership and contributions have grown steadily.  Several hundred professionals check in each day and explore over 400 articles and growing.    We’ll continue to publish and hope you’ll share in our exploration of the Management […]

Time for a quick celebration – 400 posts!

February 16, 2011 by

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I  wanted to share a little milestone. We reached 400 posts yesterday. Our blog is primarily targeted for education, learning and conversation. While we do need some money to keep the lights on, we try to keep the commercial pitches and “monentization” to a minimum.  Thank you everyone who has participated, read and engaged with […]

Certification Exam Feedback: PMP®, CBAP®, CISA®, CISM®, CISSP®, ITIL®, CSM®, Lean Six Sigma®

February 5, 2011 by

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Certification exams for management and information technology have become a necessity for finding a job, advancing a career and validating knowledge.  Certification does not measure intelligence, work habits, team work and a myriad of additional competencies and talent needed to succeed. Sometimes they’re a necessary evil.  Other times they bring a tremendous sense of fulfillment! […]

2010 in review

January 2, 2011 by

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was […]

Risk Management Approaches

December 2, 2010 by

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Weaving throughout the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), ISACA content & CobiT, Lean Six Sigma best practice and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) / PRINCE 2 is the concept of proactively managing risk.  Risk is based on a probability of an event occuring (positive and negative) and the impact should that even […]

Risk Priority Number (RPN)

September 30, 2010 by

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Risk management weaves through multiple disciplines.  Addressing potential future events, both good and bad, is the focus of risk management.  There are two primary factors: 1) the probability of that event occurring and 2) the impact of that event occurring.  Take those two together (multiply) and a Risk Priority Number can be calculated. For example […]

Management “Nexus” – the intersection of multiple disciplines

September 14, 2010 by

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Nexus – 1. a means of connection; tie; link. 2. a connected series or group. 3. the core or center, as of a matter or situation. In geek’dom – a moderately successful 1994 Star Trek movie that saw one 700 year old guy named Soran (wonder if they’d been reading Tolkien) not only take on […]