Monthly Archives: September 2010

Data visualisation tool Tableau

Tableau is a great tool with a simple tutorial on their site. I have made an interactive dash board in about 30 mins showing crime over the last 30 days for Phoenix AZ. Dashboard 1 Going to be spending more … Continue reading

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Moving Data

A common problem for any PM is when large amounts of data need to move from one team member to another.  The ideal way to move the data is to have a shared location on a server accessible by everyone … Continue reading

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Excel Tip

Going back to my favorite data source the UN statistics division I wanted to show how to link two large data sets in excel. Data set 1 – Total population, both sexes combined (thousands) Data set 2 – Wages and … Continue reading

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Gmail

Ever wonder in Gmail how to show all the e-mails from one person? Here is how you do it. In the Search Mail box type “list: (email address)” hit enter Example to show all email from jon.smith@HTC.com you would type … Continue reading

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How the military goes about building a new gun

Flowcharts are like chocolate they are good in small amounts but try and eat to much at one time and you will end up sick. Below is an example end to end process flow from the Department of Defense. Most … Continue reading

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PMP study hint

PMPal is an android phone application that is very useful in reviewing the Project Management Framework(5 process groups, 9 knowledge areas, and 42 processes).  The price is right at free and it is a good reminder even if you have … Continue reading

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What a PM can learn from Steve Martin

Just a good short read I think most PMs would enjoy. In short “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” http://calnewport.com/blog/2008/02/01/the-steve-martin-method-a-master-comedians-advice-for-becoming-famous/

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