Project Management

Musings on Web 2.0 Culture Change

I had the privilege of speaking today at a conference on social media in gov’t hosted by the Potomac Forum. Listening to the other speakers, as often is the case, I heard similar concepts to the ones I use, but put in different ways. I thought I’d share here some of what I distilled. NoneRead… Read more »

Pimp My Nonprofit

Here’s my notes from an event called “Pimp My Nonprofit.” It was designed to help a nonprofit better use Web 2.0. Lots of similarities to government:

Collaborative Working Techniques; are we practising what we preach?

In the industry we like to talk about the transformational potential of the technologies with which we work and the profound way in which they impact individuals the economy and society. When you look at our own practices do we always live up to this challenge ourselves? One area that has intrigued me is theRead… Read more »

I Started a New Group for IT Strategy

I posted a new group. I work as a program analyst in IT Strategic Planning. I’m looking to share best practices and even to learn from our own mistakes (would that be Worst Practices?) in relation to IT Strategic Planning. I’m hoping to have discussions about planning cycles, frameworks, developing plans, initiatives and performance measuresRead… Read more »

Economic Recovery Act, Let’s Get Transparency Right: The Importance of Citizen Based Network Transparency

Let’s get transparency right. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, passed this Friday the 11th, requires an extraordinary level of “transparency” on the part of federal, state and local agencies. Title XV embodies the transparency requirements. Section 1511 requires that all local and state governments receiving funding for infrastructure investment, must certify: “..thatRead… Read more »

The Art of Data Modeling – what a IT manager, Project Manager and CIO should know…

Ok, this may appear to be some geek blog about the architecture of relational databases. Or you may pass up this blog for fear of not understanding the terminology geeks tend to push in their blogs. But the term data modeling is something any IT manager/CIO should seriously add to their vocabulary. Especially if youRead… Read more »

Obama Can’t Make Torture a Thing of the Past?

There is a big difference in running on a “change” ticket and actually having to implement “change” in the complex political landscape that is our great nation. President Obama is feeling this right now in full effect. While he pledged to stop the CIA’s involvement in secret defense and torture, a Justice Department official saidRead… Read more »

The rise of the “Third Estate”…

Excerpt for govloop… To get the blog rolling, I think it would be best to level set what “The Rise of the Third Estate” really means. I will assume most interested readers will have a background in Social Media and what can be termed as Web 2.0 / Web 3.0, etc. It is my hopeRead… Read more »