Project Management

The Presidential Transition

One of the biggest obstacles to being a successful blogger is the perpetual need to generate insightful (or, failing that, any) content on a recurrent basis. Too often I find myself exclaiming, “Oh man, I haven’t posted in 2 weeks!” As this episode has recurred yet again, I’ve opted to blog about what I am… Read more »

Poll Results – On the Fence Regarding Public Service Academy

I closed the poll for the latest survey question: “What’s Your Opinion of the U.S. Public Service Academy” The results look like this: 13.0% Best Idea Ever 39.1% Better Than Most Ideas 21.7% Not Really Necessary 26.1% Big Waste of Money It’s a pretty interesting breakdown. Basically it’s a 50/50 split on whether people think… Read more »

Unlikely Allies: Flickr and the Library of Congress

Last week, I posted a story on my blog about the Library of Congress and it’s partnership with Flickr to create something called “The Commons.” Take a look for yourself! Here’s a sample photo: Here’s the blog entry: Check out this article in USA Today regarding the Library of Congress and its use of Flickr,… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on College Sports – Ranking the Big Ten (Eleven) Football Bowl Subdivision Teams

Did you know that the Big Ten Conference once included the University of Chicago? The Hokie Guru did not know this (and many former administration officials are alumni of this fine institution). In 1895, the original members of the Big Ten Conference included the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of… Read more »

Lessons from the great 2009 Birmingham City Council website disaster

The night before last – and in the night – Birmingham City Council without much fanfare switched over to its rejigged website. Within moments the twittersphere was alight. It was crashing, it had obvious faults and it looked terrible. Over the next 36 hours reviewer after reviewer found fault after fault. This would not be… Read more »

Lessons from the great 2009 Birmingham City Council website disaster

The night before last – and in the night – Birmingham City Council without much fanfare switched over to its rejigged website. Within moments the twittersphere was alight. It was crashing, it had obvious faults and it looked terrible. Over the next 36 hours reviewer after reviewer found fault after fault. This would not be… Read more »