Posted on October 19th, 2013
Posted on May 15th, 2013
The following is an outline which I cover with undergrad new hires starting their first year as a consultant.
- In the hallway… at the coffee pot… walking to your desk in the morning… and walking to your car… be able to answer the following
- What did I just finish
- What am I working on today
- Is anything blocking my work
- Am I on plan
- You should always know how many hours you have on a project.
- How many hours you have used
- How many hours you have left
- If you don't think there is enough time to finish your work… escalate
- Practice these things even if your not billable
- Set smart expectations. If you have questions ask.
- Done-Done: never say its done until its done done… which means that you can say it works without anymore context or explanation. Done-Done means a task/feature is ready for test. You should only see it again if a defect is created on it or if another feature development requires it.
- Always know what is expected of you:
- You should always we aware of what "success" means for your particular role on a project
- Because your new hires the expectations are pretty low. What that means is… don't be afraid to take on new tasks, technologies, roles. Taking these things on will only make you better at being a consultant.
- 10% Rule: If you are 10% into a task and you realize its bigger then you thought it was… escalate!
- Know who to escalate too
- Daily Stand ups… hint… you should already know this
- What did i finish
- What am i working on
- are there any blockers
- Use Cases - no matter your role on a project you should strive to understand the context of the problem you are working on.
- (user) As a/an…
- (action) I want to…
- (result) So that…
- Notes… be organized
- Take meaningful notes
- Keep them in a safe easily accessible place
- Reuse work from past projects for current projects
- Example (evernote & dropbox)
Posted on May 12th, 2013
- Signup through Facebook or email, once signed up user is given a promo code
- ecommerce site allows retailers to sell discounted services and products
- Can shop by featured products, categories, deals or go local
Quickly sign in with Facebook
Or create an account with an email… no password required
User is given a confirmation code post sign up. Its not 100% clear what you can do with it.
The who are we page for businesses
- Who's being recruited
- Call to action for local businesses and "easy'ers"
Local Business Recruitment
Make and sell stuff
Posted on April 30th, 2013
Facebook is introducing an interesting revenue model here.
Posted on April 29th, 2013
All feedback is constructive… its not my goal to hate. As I use more… I will add...
- General setup:
- Incredibly easy to get this running - great job!
- Welcome to Potash - first post & notebook - should auto create an non-published note which has details on the setup process, beginner, and advanced documentation.
- Your blog has some great themes… why not add these to that non-published set up documentation
- Tagging as a way to manage posts & pages
- What a great idea. As I understand it I have "published" and "page" at my disposal
- This is an idea that can be expanded on:
- What if I tagged a note with the name of a post or page… this could be used to identify sub-pages
- Non-key words could function as general tags which could be presented to a blog reader and used for searching, tag clouds, etc.
- "twitter" - could link to my integrated twitter account (see below)
- A link for Twitter is ok. Integrating my twitter feed would be much better
- Postach.io generated notes about your blog
- Postach.io should create an un-published note which is considered readonly for the user.
- This can contain relevant stats, blog site map, etc.
Posted on April 29th, 2013
I stumbled across Postach by Googling "evernote driven blogs" #SEOisworking. My first post will cover my thoughts on getting this thing set up… and If can actually use it.
First lets talk what success means for a blog.
- As I already use Evernote for all note taking business and personal. Using a tool like Evernote to manage my content sounds amazing.
- I hope to use this blog for business/personal blogging. As such, I want to set up a custom domain.
- I want commenting and analytics