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Gave presentations at various events and workshops

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  • 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…
  • 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.…

  • Mobile GeoFence Solution

    A Special Gift, Just for You NBC Universal Hackathon Challenge Originally, the design was to provide an app that would help reduce the time a guest has to stand in line. But the reality is that most people standing in line do not have any device at hand. No loose items are allowed on the…
  • SharePoint Fundamentals

    This presentation was designed to introduce the fundamental concepts and elements of SharePoint 2013. The audience was moderately technical, but not familiar with SharePoint objects, structures, or capabilities. The goals were two-fold: 1) provide enough information for a reasonably complete understanding of the platform and 2) focus on the basic ideas, not get mired in…
  • Global Trade: Food and Wine

    for Straw Hat Trading Company, LLC Global trade in wines and specialty food products was trending up in 2012. The demand for European and American wines in China was high. Canadian and Australian wines were at the top of Chinese buyer's lists. Market timing seemed good. The company partners began preparations for an initial product…
  • Content Delivery Strategies

    for Wudang Research Association at Advanced Learning Institute I was invited to present at the ALI Content Strategies workshop in Chicago. ALI wanted to include case studies that highlighted content management strategies and methods. I had recently completed a full redesign of wudang.com  using Drupal 7 with a responsive theme. The tactics for the implementation were quite…
  • Executive Briefing: SharePoint

    for Nassal The company was looking for options to better manage their global file sharing and project communications. They had several systems in place, but wanted a closer look at a SharePoint / Office 365 solution. They were not sure what the specific benefits would be or what they would need to do if they…
  • Workflow Automation

    for the US Navy This training was part of the technology transfer in conjunction with development of some SharePoint workflows. The project was part of a process management and reporting initiative. Process tracking was key and SharePoint was identified by leadership as the platform. Once the design and initial development was complete, the internal development…
  • IT Governance Portal

    for Aflac The corporate CIO wanted to establish portal within the company SharePoint environment that would provide access to all the major documents produced by the IT organization. He wanted to combine that with a working governance model using well-defined metadata to tag and classify the files. His Senior VP asked that the portal be…
  • Six Sigma and SOPs

    for Office Depot The Inventory Management group had implemented a new Oracle Retek system. The existing inventory management, ordering, and stock level procedures had to be updated to match the options in the new software. The new procedures did not match the old ones. The software had different modules and the best-practices for how to…