Category Archives: The Wise Consultant

HOW TO: Decide when it’s time to leave your current gig…

2011 01 04 MV to All: Every once in a while in a person’s career the job begins to wear them down rather than build them up. The hard part is somehow deciding when enough is enough, and it’s time to … Continue reading

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UNDERSTAFFED? That’s when SharePoint matters MOST…

2011 01 02 MV to All: An interesting & ironic phenomenah I witness regularly is companies initially deploying SharePoint, then all-but-abandoning it “because they’re under-staffed, and need the resources elsewhere.”… 😐 The irony is this: if your organization is under-staffed, that is when you … Continue reading

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BEST PRACTICE: include “Session Purpose”, “Session Goals” and “Preparations” clauses to your meeting invites!

2010 12 09 MV: Ambiguity is the hidden serial killer of productivity in any organization. In organizations which hold lots of meetings with lots of attendees, much time is wasted with poorly-worded invites. Obscure titles, no clear purpose or goals… … Continue reading

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MODEST KPI'S IN KEY SHAREPOINT LISTS ARE STILL USEFUL…

2010 06 01 MV: In my day-to-day work as a profesional project manager, I find that in many (not all) situations, even modest KPIs are quite useful – often MORE useful than my fancy arcaine-and-complex-formulae-driven KPIs. Try adding the following … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Build a low-buck Hyper-V SP2010 Sandbox

One of the biggest challenges for SP2010 will be getting people to move over to a completely 64 bit architecture. Even those of us who are SharePoint propeller heads don’t necessarily have 64 bit systems at HOME to play on, … Continue reading

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Excellent Presentation at Recent CSPUG Session !

  It’s been not quite a week since I was invited to be a guest presenter at Chicago’s widely-known, well-attended SharePoint Users Group session. My topic was “SharePoint 2007 Performance Tuning Must-Haves”. The turnout was excellent, and I received many … Continue reading

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The Inescapable Myth Underlying the PMP Certification…

2010.03.02 MV to All: As I sit here continuing my lunchtime studying for my upcoming PMP exam, I suddenly had a Moment of Clarity regarding why I DETEST pursuing this certification. Oh, it’s been nagging me for quite some time … Continue reading

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