Avoiding The Shelf-ware Trap

Steven NgDesign, Random, SoftwareLeave a Comment

My Graveyard of Organizers How often have you bought something that was supposed to revolution some pain point that never came into fruition? I definitely have. My best worst example is personal organizers. Most of my life, I’ve wanted something to help me organize my life from a time management perspective. I’m no spring chicken, so let’s say I’ve been searching for such a … Read More

How To Avoid That Heavy Feeling With Weighted Tasks in Assign It To Me

Steven NgProductivity, Project ManagementLeave a Comment

Not All Tasks are Created Equal Let’s say you’re running a small project with 10 tasks, with each task requiring 1 hour of effort by a team member who charges $100/hour. As your project progresses, each task completed represents 10% of your project’s completion. At first glance, that makes sense. All of your tasks have the same amount of effort … Read More

Wheels, Mousetraps and Other Clichés

Steven NgProject Management, SoftwareLeave a Comment

It’s A Matter of Perspective In just about every possible discipline, “reinventing the wheel” is considered a wasteful use of time and effort. To coin another cliché, what you really want to do is “build a better mouse trap”. The problem, however, is that those two clichés describe the same activity. A lot of people who are criticized for reinventing the … Read More