Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Magic of Mindfulness

By |2020-04-16T13:41:09-04:00May 30th, 2019|

I first became interested in the concept of Mindfulness when I heard that Ohio congressman, Tim Ryan, is a practitioner of meditation and is outspoken about the benefits it has provided him. In several interviews, he talks about a present awareness that keeps him grounded and tailors his emotional responses into more productive ways. He [...]

The Continual Process of Quality Management

By |2020-04-16T13:41:20-04:00May 20th, 2019|

Quality management is important not only to ensure that a final product functions but meets or exceeds expectations and fulfills the requirements defined. Recently I have been managing user acceptance testing (UAT) for a client, which involves: Reviewing accepted requirements Defining test scripts Working with the client team to identify resources to perform testing As [...]

Priorities, Stakeholders, and Risk: How to Manage Your Time

By |2020-03-24T09:07:43-04:00May 20th, 2019|

A key factor in the success of any project is the team’s ability to manage time effectively. This includes the time of the project team, the time of the stakeholders, and the time of the client. It is a high-stakes balancing act and one that the team must master to drive efficient and successful project [...]

Preservation Hall Bucket List Blog

By |2020-04-23T18:23:31-04:00May 9th, 2019|

I enjoy New Orleans jazz and have a collection of albums by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Sure, I own some albums by other local legends such as Alan Toussaint, James Booker, and Louis Armstrong,  but I treasure the Preservation Hall ones the most. Although these great jazz musicians have passed away, the Preservation Hall [...]