Marc-Julien Objois

Surface Pro 3: So Close!

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Photo by Sinchen.Lin

Photo by Sinchen.Lin

I bought a Surface Pro 3 Core i7 512GB and returned it within a week. This is a device I wanted to love. Read on to hear about the the pros and cons of the device, why I returned it, and whether I think you should buy one.

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paulg

People Aren’t Motivated by What You Might Think…

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By Daniel H. Pink

Original Source: The RSA Animate: ‘DRIVE – The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us’

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Do You Suffer from ‘Impostor’ Syndrome?

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Filed under Corporate Culture, Developing Teams

Arrogance is not inspiring. But why is arrogance common on I.T. project teams? Why do self-proclaimed experts abound, even though we know this is poisonous on a high-knowledge project? Jeffrey Way has an explanation …
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Lessons Learned about Project Management Offices

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If you’ve ever been in a management or leadership role on a project  (and yes, there is a distinction between management and leadership), I’m sure this list will resonate with you. This is a compilation of published Lessons Learned by Derry Simmel, a North Carolina project manager.

These are the 10 most common Lessons Learned by enterprise project teams, as reported and published by their PM Offices.

1. The people we had were great; there just weren’t enough of them.
2. We left management and planning unattended for too long.
3. Unclear roles and responsibilities led to confusion and loss of precious time.
4. We had the most success when we were all informed.

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The Programming Life Cycle

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Filed under Corporate Culture, Developing Teams, Growth & Development

robp

Discover SharePoint

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For an introduction to SharePoint, the videos, pages and documents at DiscoverSharePoint.com provide some excellent information.  It is a great starting point for end users and anyone new to SharePoint to go to to discover some of the primary features of and SharePoint and how it can make their jobs easier.

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robp

SharePoint 2013 Filter By and Display "Start Time" in Content Query Web Part

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My SharePoint project requirements were to show calendar items on a site home page in a list format filtered to show only the future events (Start Time greater than today). I have a calendar list with items that use a custom content type where the parent content type is Event.

I added a SharePoint Content Query Web Part (CQWP) to the home page and started to configure it.

I wanted to set the Source to be “Show items from the following list”, but when I selected this, the “Start Time” column is not displayed in the “Additional Filters” dropdown. What’s up SharePoint?

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paulg

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

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Culture is the attitudes, the expectations, and the relationships that define a community. Culture is human inertia in its living form, something that you cannot directly control, but it is very real, very substantial, and often more powerful than any corporate strategy you can narrate.

I’m thinking of a personal example when I was managing a recreational dragon boat paddling team some years back. Some of the core members were interested in moving to a higher level of performance, but felt that most of the crew was interested in beer-league level of play. After much discussion, the informal leaders within the crew decided that we should implement performance metrics, and actually use scientific measures on the ergometer and time trials on the individual outrigger hulls.

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