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    Kanban Tracking Sheets for Business Analysis

    One of my business analysis students asked for a recommendation for “tracking and quick reference for the team to understand what sprints we’ve deployed, what sprint where currently on and what are upcoming for all our environments”. The description matches a typical Kanban approach. So we did a quick search for readily available Kanban tracking … Continue reading Kanban Tracking Sheets for Business Analysis

    PMP Exam Change Date Announced – PMBOK 6th Edition

    The Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the cutover date for the new PMP exam that will be based upon the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™) 6th edition. March 26, 2018. Starting 2018, Interface will begin delivering the 5-day PMP Certification Course utilizing the PMBOK 6th edition Unlike prior cross-overs, there will be no … Continue reading PMP Exam Change Date Announced – PMBOK 6th Edition

    SATA vs SAS Cable Identification as found in CompTIA Certification

    The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam typically asks candidates to identify connectors, cables, and other system components using photographic exhibits. During a recent Windows 10 course one of our instructors was asked about the difference between a SATA and a SAS connector.  While the question is somewhat esoteric and unlikely to be found on the CompTIA … Continue reading SATA vs SAS Cable Identification as found in CompTIA Certification

    CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

    Students and our sales staff are asking lots of questions about the recently announced CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. Selected aspects of the exam have not been announced. I was able to review a CompTIA partner webinar covering the new exam, and acquire a forty page detailed mapping document. My deep dive isn’t complete, though this … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

    Securing Your Small Office Systems

    A consulting client recently called me about securing data in their small business office.  They are extremely secure already, including data encryption, encrypted offsite backup, locked cabinets and locked data rooms, system account controls and audits, layered authorization, and job separation.  Yet they asked a great question – what else can I do to enhance … Continue reading Securing Your Small Office Systems

    PMBOK 6th Edition: Finding what you need to know

    First, you may pre-order the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Edition directly from PMI during August, for shipment during early September. The PMBOK® Guide is being bundled with the PMO Agile Practice guide since the two reinforce each other (and other PMI subject guides). The official public launch date for the English … Continue reading PMBOK 6th Edition: Finding what you need to know

    Mastery: ILT Instructor Led Training – 7 Reasons Why?

    ILT – Instructor Led Training. Why? In a recent article I shared the concept of mastery, the ability to creatively contribute to a field of endeavor. With the preponderance of do-it-yourself books (who reads books anymore?) and videos (the answers for all questions may be found on YouTube), who needs instructor led content? You do. … Continue reading Mastery: ILT Instructor Led Training – 7 Reasons Why?

    On the Topic of Mastery

    If you are an employer, do you want to hire someone with a degree and a credential, or someone who can perform the job, wants to build a career and drives to make a real contribution? If you are an employee or candidate, do you merely want to spend 90 to 240 minutes gaining a … Continue reading On the Topic of Mastery