The Cannabis Industry is getting a Digital Upgrade
The gap between cannabis and the digital world is no more. For most of us, when we think of marijuana, or cannabis as it's more oft called within the industry, we don't necessarily link anything digital to it. That is, short of visiting a dispensary website.Read full story
The Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence teaching the next generation of children
The world is changing faster than you and I can see. AI is here, navigating our day already. But are we ready to let it take over the most critical point in life today- teaching our children?Read full story
Project Management Knowledge: Milestones vs. Due Dates
At first glance, you may think that a milestone and a due date on any given project are the same things, and I'd even forgive you for thinking so. After all, both have dates that define them; you can't have either without a date and/or time. But there is a difference.Read full story
Describe who you are or your stance in three words.
Maybe you don’t know who you are. Perhaps you don’t know “your stance.” And that ok; we all need to figure it out. So here are my answers to this interview question. I recently applied for a job; well, it wasn’t for a job, per se, but an unpaid volunteer opportunity. I had applied to be a program manager for a non-profit. But alas, living in Hawaii doesn’t bode well with employment in the Eastern US — even as a volunteer.Read full story
Does It Pay To Be A Certified Project Manager? Yep.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) recently revealed their latest findings of project manager pay from around the world. One of the questions I'm asked most often is, "does it pay to get certified?" The easy answer is yes (usually*).Read full story
How to keep your Project Management certifications up to date, the easy way
December is typically a slow month in terms of starting new projects; thus, there are many PMs that sit idle. Don't be one of them; keep your brain in the game. Here are my recommendations on how to do just that.Read full story
Veteran Affairs' Budget Delay Could Delay or Cut Community Care in 2022
As a reminder, this Friday, December 3, 2021, is the end of the short-term Federal Budget extension. Without another extension or outright approval of the 2022 Federal Budget, VA's health care system could suffer.Read full story
New PMBOK 7th edition PMP questions are here
PMI will begin field-testing new PMBOK 7 based questions in the coming weeks/month to see if they’ll work for future PMP tests. This past week the Project Management Institute quietly announced that they would start field-testing questions from the seventh edition of their Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).Read full story
Army Ranger to Project Manager and the leadership lessons I learned
Making the leap from the military to a professional project manager didn’t seem like a smart move at first. However, I quickly realized that the Army and Coast Guard set me up perfectly for my new career. Here’s how I apply what I learned.Read full story
Will being a "protected veteran" give me a leg up on getting a job?
If you’ve been job hunting over the last two years or so, you’ll no doubt have come across the questions near the end of an application asking you if you’re a protected veteran or not. Does it matter if you put yes, no, or I don’t want to answer? Maybe.Read full story
Getting your PMP, for ordinary people
This is the same advice I give my friends on how to get your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. This is not a sponsored post; I’m just here to help you. Over the last few weeks, I’ve gotten no less than six acquaintances asking me, “how do you get your PMP?” Honestly, it’s a matter of discipline, studying, memorization, and taking a test.Read full story
Does the VA have an app for that? Yes, yes, they do.
While the Veterans Administration doesn’t always make things easy for vets, they’ve got one good thing going for them- their app. I admit I’m an app and software junkie. If it’s new, I’ll try it. Even my kids try to keep me up to date — no, I don’t understand a lot of what they send me.Read full story
"Do as I say" vs. "Do as I do"
Being the guide your employees need can be hard sometimes — always. But, does “do as I say, not as I do,” really work? I think not. As a parent, I’ve oft been overheard telling my children the same thing I was told as a child: “Do as I say, not as I do.” I’m sure it was sparked from a simple question along the lines of why can’t I smoke, dad, you do?Read full story
COVID vs. Tourism (Livelihood) in Kauai
When Kauai opened back up to tourism in April 2021, there was a fair mix of both excitement and apprehension. After all, the virus hadn’t gone away. Instead, the world had become immune to the continual media reports and the constant barrage of studies.Read full story
Managing the average project isn’t that hard
Managing a project doesn’t have to be hard. Nor do you need a degree or a certificate to do so. All you need is an understanding of the process. When it comes to the employment and hiring space within the project management field, it’s hard not to get discouraged when all you see is “this certification preferred or needed.” Especially if you don’t have such, however, make no mistake, you don’t need a degree or special certificate to run a well-oiled project.Read full story
The Everyday Project Manager that doesn't need to be
Most people who venture into the world of project management do so from the standpoint of it being a toolbox they’ll use sometimes. This, of course, does not apply to those whose job is within a PMO or as a full-time PM. While the part-time PM is normally the standard, more and more positions are becoming reliant on the tradecraft to manage everyday activities.Read full story
PIVX Staking, What Is It?
PIVX Core Wallet 5.3 is out, and staking is in full swing! So, to answer the two most oft-asked questions regarding staking “when and how much,” have a read. With PIVX back in the staking game, we thought it would be a great time to discuss what staking is, isn’t, and why it’s so important.Read full story
PIVX and the Protected DAO
PIVX is only one of a handful of privacy projects that use a DAO. And that’s a big deal. We previously published an article on how a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) works for PIVX; however, what wasn’t mentioned was the fact that PIVX is one of only a handful of privacy projects that uses the DAO governing model. And for those that don’t, well, that’s a little scary.Read full story
The situation that’s driving the future of financial tech
It was once said that tech is changing finance. I think it’s now the other way around, so much so, that the term “financial freedom” has a new meaning. I recently read an article from 2014, The state of consumer fintech, which had a sentence that gave me one of those hmm moments,Read full story
Transition Series: Military to Civilian, Part 4 - Reinventing Yourself
I’ve been away for a bit, and I apologize for that. I took a new job and started volunteering my spare time writing for another project. That said, however, I’m here to add part four to this series for the transitioning military member. Today we’re going to discuss the idea behind “reinventing” yourself.Read full story