My wife Patty has been diligently working on her next book entitled Six-Word Lessons for Autism Friendly Workplaces. In this book she provides insight for employers on how to create an autism friendly workplace as well as advice to prospective employees with Autism on how to prepare and thrive in the workplace. Patty interviewed both industry experts and adults with Autism to get a balanced view of how employees with Autism can thrive in the workplace and deliver results to their employer. We're targeting release in time for Autism Awareness month (April). Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get updates.
Hewlett Packard has put out an interesting piece on four Cloud Computing trends they see occurring. Having done IT implementation work for over half of my life, there are two trends that strike a particular chord with me; those being Governance and Security. With the flexibility and power that cloud computing gives to IT shops and their end users, CIOs will be faced with enabling faster delivery of solutions while at the same times ensuring those solutions are maintainable and secure. What do you think?
Cloud computing has been one of the most used buzzwords over the past few years. While buzzwords are great, many small business owners don't really understand how to use it to improve their profitability, mitigate risk, and increase customer satisfaction. Want to get a bit more than just buzzwords? Check out this cloud computing article meant to help the small business owner demystify cloud computing and use it to drive results.
ESI, a global project management consultancy, published its top 10 project management trends for 2014. There are a few things to note regarding these trends:
Trend #3 - PM's are learning to learn through virtual learning
Absolutely agree. Learning is going to be more and more "in the moment" where the PM will have specific needs, turn to something online to get what they need, then get back to work.
Trend #6 - Servant Leadership
Agree regarding the trend, but PM's are going to need some mentoring in how to become an effective servant leader. Being a servant leader means you're still accountable for the work and that you are still painting the base-paths for the project. Servant leadership run amok become anarchy.
Trend #10 - PMs asked to spend more time "leading" vs. "managing
Again PM's are going to need good examples of what a leader versus a manager does. Organizations espousing this philosophy need to complement it with strong mentors who can help a PM understand the difference between leaders and managers and ensure that the PM doesn't abdicate accountability in the process.
See all 10 project management trends here (PDF Download).
Our son made his way back to Arizona State University after Christmas break. His growth over the past several months has been astounding and it's great to see him spreading his own wings and finding himself as a man. Read about it here.
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