Big News in Project Management!

As recently as this past September, Congress passed a new bill called the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA). This is HUGE as it truly exemplifies and solidifies the importance of Project Management in ANY organization. So what is this bill, you ask?

Well, it is going to bring the private sector standards and best practices, basically using the Project Management Institute’s standards for Project Management, to the Federal Government. This legislation will do the following:

• Adopt and oversee implementation of government-wide standards, policies,...


Security Vulnerabilities - Who is to blame?

What used to be an occasional attack on celebrity computer systems, an occasional breach of security for major retailers, and even a rare glimpse into a government institution’s database, has become a common category of news. News and media outlets on regular hacks, breaches, and cyber attacks to celebrity cloud storage, major retail chains, and even recently, the U.S. Senate are constantly updating us. But, who is to blame for all of these attacks?

IT security, and therefore IT security data breaches rely not just on one resource for protection, but the combination of three: people...


Analyzing the word Analytics in an ever-increasing Analytical world

As you can tell from the preposterous article title, I take exception to the use, overuse, and misuse of the word Analytics. From the day the first person uttered this word, the word has taken on a life of its own. Analytics at a basic level simply means to distill data so that some information/knowledge can be gleamed in the hopes of making better informed decisions in the business arena or any other for that matter. Early Analytics came in the form of a simple spreadsheet tool such as excel and was a means to do decision , what-if or scenario analysis. Spreadsheets can be used to perform...


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