The Project Management Blues

The Project Management Blues

career development, podcast, workshops
I spoke for the Project Management Institute of LA last week. Topic: Cloud-based Project Management Strategies and Tools. I include music in many of my presentations. The morning of the presentation, I decided to write a Project Management related song. Below is what I ended up with. You can get the presentation slides on my original blog post. Listen below or download here. Lyrics are below the player. [audio mp3="http://www.itcareertoolkit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/PM-Blues.mp3"][/audio] (more…)
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Speaking Event – Why IT in Wisconsin

Speaking Event – Why IT in Wisconsin

career development, educational materials, workshops
The Value-added Technologist I'll be traveling to Wisconsin (brrr) later this month to keynote the Why IT? Conference! My keynote is: The Value-added Technologist. I discuss career advice and the need for IT professionals to think of their jobs from the perspective of the value they bring their employer. The event is hosted by Moraine Park Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College. (more…)
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Time and Task Management – Part 3 – Google Calendar

Time and Task Management – Part 3 – Google Calendar

Coaching, Leadership, Tools, workshops
In Part 1 I discussed some basic concepts of time and task management. In Part 2 I introduced a couple of specific time management systems. Part 3 is where we get down and dirty. I’m going to show you specifically my system using Google Calendar. Remember, I started with with the premise that “The System” does not exist but “a system” is critical. This is not negotiable. No system = no management. Even an imperfect system (which accounts for all of them) is better than no system. In fact, you will learn a lot implementing any system and, if you are like me, you will modify that system over time anyway. FYI: This is a tacit admission that my system is IMPERFECT! I know, hard to believe. Introducing Google or SIGN…
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The I.T. Job Seeker’s Song – from the past

video, workshops
I spoke for a employment support group last year and performed one of my newer songs - more of a "fixing life, moving forward" type of song. But with the release of my book and some upcoming speaking about career development, I thought it might be fun to revisit this gem.. Several years ago I gave a keynote address for McDonald's I.T. group back in Chicago. On the flight over I turned to my wife and said, "I think I'll open my keynote with song." "Which song," she asked....nervously? "I'm writing it now." This stressed her out a lot more than it stressed me out. I wrote the song on the flight to Chicago and the next morning performed it - with one slight, forget the lyrics, hiccup. Listen to…
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12 Weeks to Profitable Consulting Webinar

career development, workshops
register by clicking image or following this link I am finalizing chapter 27: 12 Weeks to Profitable Consulting, today. As such, I've been asked to conduct a webinar to teach people how to start a consulting business or how to make their consulting business more profitable. Join me at 10am (Pacific Standard Time), Tuesday, September 25th, for a FREE webinar. FROM THE SUMMARY: If you want to be a consultant... OR if you are a consultant and want to increase your fees and your sales, this webinar is for you. Master Consultant, Business Strategist, & Author, Matthew Moran, provides both the strategy and the tools to help you grow a thriving and profitable consulting business. From lead generation, expert positioning, and sales to tools to monitor and track your business,…
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