If you’ve ever had to juggle numerous projects and clients at one time you know just how challenging it can be to keep the project organized and running smoothly. Imagine having five to ten projects going consecutively, with multiple clients and multiple employees you need to communicate effectively with. Each project has its own unique requirements, pushing even the best project manager’s skills to the limit. 8 Steps to Using WordPress for Project Management
Dealing With Difficult Clients Clients come in all stripes. But difficult clients come in archetypes: The Naysayer, The Answer Man, The Linebacker, The Xenophobe. If you can recognize them, you’ll be better equipped to create a rewarding, lasting, and headache-free client relationship.
If you know anything about magic, you know that the best tricks are the ones that are the most simple to perform. Levitation relies on pulleys, floating dollars need thread, and the disappearing coin depends on hidden pockets; all of the most remarkable tricks have the most “obvious” explanations. Similarly, the best methods for managing projects are simple and intuitive. They help you capture ideas and do something with them—no more, no less. This simple efficiency keeps you engaged and on task with as little effort as possible. The Action Method begins with a simple premise: everything is a project. Action Method I: Breaking Projects into Primary Elements
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WASHINGTON (AFP) - Google shook up the mobile phone industry Monday with the announcement it is buying US handset maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash in a bid to extend the reach of its Android platform. The surprise move gives Google a strong patent portfolio to defend Android against attacks from smartphone rivals such as iPhone maker Apple and turns a company known for its software into a hardware manufacturer. Analysts said the acquisition also has major implications for handset makers such as Taiwan's HTC, South Korea's Samsung and others who are using Android to power their mobile devices. Google and Motorola Mobility said they have entered into an agreement under which the Internet titan will buy Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share, a 63 percent premium over the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday. Google buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 bn - The Botswana Gazette
Analytic database graduates from marts to enterprise data warehouse needs through massively parallel processing, distributed querying, and an API for unstructured data. (click image for larger view) Slideshow: 8 Big DataDeployments In Detail More data, more data types, more queries, and more users. Sybase says it can handle it all with Sybase IQ 15.3, an upgraded analytic database released late last week. Sybase IQ Gains Beefier Analysis Capabilities - Software - Information Management
A warning about Quora: parts of it are pretty much taken over by Paleo diet... not sure what to call them, maybe 'missionaries' fits best. Expect it in any area involving diet, exercise, health, and even some history ("Why did people in the OT live so long?"). Wikipedia's got issues, too. It seems fine in the hard sciences, but beware in history, biography, and investing - probably others.