Categories: "Personal"

Return from UT Tyler

Much of my blogging ceased when I started back to school in 2008. There are some, but few, entries between 2008 and 2012. Now, I have a little more freedom to write, and with a much improved platform in b2evolution, writing will be easier to do.

To be continued..

On Software

November 25th, 2008
<Posted on it-toolbox.com> My newest school assignment in Systems Analysis involves creating a flowchart and the professor suggested we use Inspiration, Webspiration, or Visio. He was quick to point out that Visio was in effect, the more difficul… more »

Immersion

November 10th, 2008
Last week my Systems Analysis instructor mentioned the concept of immersion, as it was addressed by Tom DeMarco in the book Slack. In it, DeMarco mentions, "kinds of work that require immersion into the task before progress can begin." I don't have the… more »

IT Educational Disconnect

October 29th, 2008
<Posted on it-toolbox.com> After a number of years in school in the 90's I came away discouraged with the quality of IT education. Course work in other areas (accounting, etc.) was well developed, possibly because the subject material was not sub… more »

Project Failure Presentation

October 19th, 2008
This past week was one of the more suspenseful weeks of the semester. Friday was the day we presented our Project Management presentation. It was a team project with 3 team members on each team. Our assignment: Write a research paper (MLA), create a… more »

Can You Define That?

October 12th, 2008
<posted on it-toolbox.com> One of the problems I anticipated when going back to school was the need to remember lists and definitions. That's not something that I am good at. I can learn a computer language painlessly, but have difficulty remembe… more »

Backward Learning

October 6th, 2008
<posted on it-toolbox.com> You've no doubt heard people say something to the effect that they were glad they learned something in school, because it was now a part of their job. Or maybe, they learned something in a lower level course that enhanc… more »

Soft Skills

September 29th, 2008
<posted on it-toolbox.com> This is something of a prompt for feedback from the Project Management community. In my Systems Analysis and Design class one of the things that my professor has brought up frequently is that a project manager needs to… more »