Author / Terri Morgan

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  • The Ambassador

    Ambassador Micha Lawrence was looking forward to retirement. But the High Council has called her for a difficult new assignment. She will need all her skills, her team, and help from some old friends to succeed.  (Andy Taylor and the Little Rascals meet Jacqueline Chan in space. Good friends, good food, good times (and some…
  • Learning New Technologies

    for phpArchitect Learning New Technologies I'd written a piece on Project Management for Developers in 2020. So when I heard a comment about technology at an online symposium for women in technology, I contacted the publisher. The comment was that 'you don't need to know the technology' to manage it. I differed with that position…
  • Project Management for Developers

    for phpArchitect Defining Project Metrics: Are we there Yet? In 2019, I applied to present at the phpTek conference in May 2020. My proposal was accepted. I was planning to talk about the disconnect between regular project management metrics and what really happens with a development project. COVID-19 disrupted that. But then I got an…
  • VA Funding Application

    for Wudang Research Association VA Funding Application I had been working on some updates to a client's web site. He provided "Horses for Vets." He asked me if I knew about the VA Grant program that could help support his charity. As I looked at what the program was intended to support, he was clearly…
  • Intranet Training Portal

    for Office Mart Affiliate Intranet The portal was built to manage a large archive of materials, provide training tools and general business compliance tracking. Keeping all the files in shared folders was both difficult to manage and hard to navigate. eBooks and Guides Creating a set of eBooks for online use was accomplished using IssueM. It…
  • Publications

    Selected Articles Ground Rules for Taking off on International Travels Published in the Kansas City Small Business Monthly in 2001, this article was adapted from material used in our book highlighted above, Going East or West? A Handbook for American and Chinese Business Travelers. This article offers a brief overview for first-time international business travelers…

  • Information Systems

    What is an information system? Ask 20 people and you will probably get 25 answers. Some will talk about hardware. Some will say software. Others will talk about content. We tend towards "all of the above." Books were (and still are) an "information system." In today's thinking however, they would be digital books. In the…
  • Conferences and Presentations

    Conferences and Presentations Hosting a conference requires organizing, scheduling, and planning along with the ability to attract presenters, attendees, and advertisers. It’s more akin to handling jazz orchestra than conducting a philharmonic. Presenting at a conference is easier than hosting one. Even so, proper preparation, timing, and a good moderator can make all the difference.…

  • Proposals, RFPs

    A proposal is similar in some ways to an RFP response. Both require the offeror to establish capability, provide solutions, and manage delivery schedules. Unlike a proposal, an RFP comes with certain formalities, especially when the requestor is a government agency. There is an art to crafting a winning response. Even so, sometimes winning has…

  • Supply Chain

    What do you need? Where can you get it? How long will it take you to get it? How might it arrive? Getting whatever it was you wanted isn’t as simple as going to the local market. The producer or supplier (not always the same) may not have what you wanted available. If you are…