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Wrote the manual, design document, presentation, analysis, user documentation, web site copy, and more.

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  • 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…
  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • Financial Tracking Database with Analytics

    Builder Reporting and Analysis Tools The software is designed as a BI management tool, not a comprehensive project management system. It won’t replace Quick Books or MS Project. It can replace all those Excel spreadsheets that keep track of pipelines and projects. Estimates Select a customer and define the elements for a job, including dates…
  • 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…
  • Patient Tracking Software

    for ezCareLog Patient Tracking Software This project combined custom development with responsive design to create a portable, flexible solution for managing residential patient care logs. It is adaptable for home care management, visiting nurse care, and non-medical home care. Many resident facilities are still using paper and pen to track patient activities. Staff are required…
  • Database Query Performance

    The company wanted to compare their solution with several different products, including Tableau. They wanted to measure the processing speed for different data sets, not for delivery to the user, but for delivery to an analysis tool. They also wanted to better understand where they had any advantages over other tools. Being able to get…
  • Niche Recruiting Software

    The company wanted to explore how they might use their expertise and contacts in the Franchise industry to match brand executives with positions. The first step was to create a portal that could be used to advertise the offering, recruit potential clients, and provide the company with a viability test platform before they invested in…