Archive for June, 2005

Qumana: Having fun collaborating

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Here’s a nice success story of how a geographically dispersed small team can collaborate very effectively combining the use of - among others - Basecamp and Skype.

We, the Standort!

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Here’s an idea I’ve had for quite some time now:

Bring together a few people from various backgrounds who care about Germany’s future. Let them exchange their ideas. Brainstorm. Enable collaboration. Reach a shared understanding. Develop solutions. Integrate new and existing approaches. See a consistent model emerge - maybe.

What if everyone really knew more than any one?

Curious to find out if this could actually work out, I just launched a wiki over at JotSpot.com. Let’s see how it goes …

Collaboration Technologies Conference 2005

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

I’ll be attending CTC 2005 June 20-22, 2005, in New York City. I’m particularly interested in learning more about the business potential of weblogs and wikis (and other collaborative tools that are out there) in an enterprise environment. See you there!

Mobile RSS

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

So whether or not mobile RSS is the next big thing I’ll definitely try out using a feed reader on my mobile device shortly. I’m still looking for the right application, though.

Priceless

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Unlocked GSM Treo 650 Smartphone: $699.00
Web hosting services: $10.00/month
T-Mobile Internet: $19.99/month

Blogging from practically anywhere … priceless!

How are we doing, Germany?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Not entirely bad, at least according to this recent piece in the Financial Times Deutschland: Thomas Fricke: Die Deutschen jammern nur (in German).

Alas, not entirely good either!

So many important challenges on the road ahead, many of them very complex and highly interrelated - we all know that. Still, how about actually tackling some of the bigger issues over the next few years? How about solving the problems for a change? How about starting right now? Anyone?

Blogs in Practice: “Using a Blog to grow your business”

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Tonight at 6.30pm, the eBig Blogging SIG is hosting an event in Concord, CA: Peter Karnig, VP Business Development for Five Across, will be speaking on the topic of Blogs in Practice: “Using a Blog to grow your business”.

PMP: Just how good is it?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

I am currently preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. Over the last three years or so, I have been following discussions around this topic with much interest: What good a certification is it? In the end, who really benefits from it the most? Here are another few good thoughts on PMI, the PMBoK and the PMP in general, the problem with exam prep services like Rita Mulcahy’s and the like, and some of the implications of the upcoming changes in PMP exam rules and regulations.

Another project management organization that I am aware of — more Europe-based, though — is the International Project Management Association (IPMA). Their certification process is quite different from PMI’s as it comprises four levels and may involve third-party interview assessment (instead of multiple choice tests only).

Go!

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Guess I’m finally blogging …