How do I (or we) speak to my manager about his increasing lack of involvement in what we feel are the core components of a product's (re)launch, especially when the stakes in the launch include: our careers, the fate of the company, and the jobs of fellow colleagues in the office? [more inside]
Where online would French-language bloggers hang out? [more inside]
What epoxy/adhesives are recommended for adhering acrylic to wood with a permanent, strong bond? [more inside]
I have a 40 hour/week desk job that requires nothing from me. What's something epic I can do this summer? [more inside]
Easy DIY electronics project for a teenager? [more inside]
What should I do with 30 10-foot, 1-inch diameter PVC pipes?
Microsoft SharePoint - ability to file-share with outside companies/collaborators? [more inside]
Business etymology: When and how did the word "project" get turned into an all-purpose business word? Why does it seem that "work" is now just a series of "projects." Is this word choice shifting the way business is done, or is it the other way 'round?
My son's third grade class is going to be doing a fun project called "Mini-Society." Each student has to come up with a product that they will market to other students within the society. Help me come up with a fun, easy product for my son to "sell!" [more inside]
I am mentoring a college kid who wants to be a programmer. I am detail-oriented; he does the bare minimum required to get the job done, but he gets things done. Am I right to push him toward thinking about doing project management rather than hands-dirty techie-developer type stuff? Or is he just lazy and needing to be schooled? [more inside]
Help me find this cool online project I once saw: lamp in one location lights up when person sits down in chair in another location (like, in a different state). [more inside]
Let's say I wanted to disappear for a year to work on a personal project. Where would I go to make it as cheap as possible? [more inside]
I just completed a Photo365 project and I'm pretty proud of it. I'd like to create a hard copy of the project to be able to look at and show people, and I'd like to do it fairly inexpensively. I was going to make a photobook, but putting all of those pictures in seems to make the book really expensive. Any ideas on how to compile all 365 photos physically, both inexpensively and with style?
I am involved in a project that I personally find offensive. How can I remove myself emotionally in order to do the job? [more inside]
We're looking for something like Hot or Not for project proposals. Instead of displaying a photo it will display info about the project and allow users to log in and rate projects. The system will keep track of overall ratings and rankings for projects in various ways and allow us to easily export the final results. [more inside]
How do I leave the art world for the design/product world? I want to work in project management/biz development. [more inside]
What's a good, free project management system for coordinating developers, product managers, QA testers, etc. in remote locations? What do you recommend for archiving correspondence, storing attachments, and communicating project status? [more inside]
I Know some C++ and Python, but I don't know enough about algorithms to really implement the project, a fairly simple web app, I have in mind. So I'm wondering if it's possible to divide the problem up appropriately, write good app specs, then use Rent a Coder or a similar service for the hard stuff. [more inside]
Easy knitting or crochet project using 8 skeins of cotton 8 yarn? [more inside]
What is a good online project management system? [more inside]
Help me name my illustrated book blog project! [more inside]
What's your favorite agile project management tool? [more inside]
[Various Filters] I am stuck. I am using MS Visual Studio 2008 to create a software package. I saved all the source code and what (I thought) I needed so I could format the machine and install the Win7 Update as a fresh OS. After reinstalling the VS2008 compilers, now the project will not compile. [more inside]
I have old clothes, I have a paper shredder (confetti style), can the two come together and make stuffing for pillows? [more inside]
Recommendations for Los Angeles: machine shop - metal work. [more inside]
Is there a word for the strategy of real estate companies who buy up properties in one area and keep the buildings empty in order to force out local businesses? [more inside]
I want to make lots of neat little gifts to give friends for Christmas. I'd like these gifts to be useable, elegant, consumable, and grown-up (not decorative, artsy-fartsy crafty crap). My recipients are Pragmatic New Englanders, and would be irked receiving potpourri, eye pillows, embroidered towels, door-hangings, pine-cone-bird feeders, or anything of that ilk. Hence: consumables. In the past I've had past successes making figgy pudding with brandy butter and a collection of homemade ketchups, relishes, mustards, and chutneys, but this year I want to move out of the kitchen. Blow me away with millions of amazing little home-made gift suggestions. [more inside]
I've written 10 of 20 pages of dense literary research in short spurts here and there. How do I spend all day tomorrow finishing up the rest? As a lifelong procrastinator I'm fixated by the fact that my paper isn't due for another 7 weeks, but I'd rather complete the bulk of the work tomorrow. How should I prepare to do challenging intellectual work for long stretches of time? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: I need access to ISO 9241-9 for a Comp Eng project, but since I am a poor student, don't have $150 to spend on it. [more inside]
I am looking for an email management program (like campaign monitor) that also includes email analytics (like google analytics) and project management tools (like basecamp). I am in a small marketing department at a non-profit that relies heavily on email (100K+/month messages sent). My google-fu has failed me so far, I can't find anything that has all three components. Does anyone know of a one stop shop that does this? Also open to a using several programs as long as we can get them to work with each other.
I'm working on a group project that will involve quite a bit of research, scheduling, collaboration and communications and need a centralized, web-based platform to make the job easier... Any recommendations? [more inside]
I have increasingly been asked to manage small projects and teams and would like to know if becoming Prince2 certified will have a positive impact on my career that justifies the initial investment of time & money. [more inside]
I am working with several other people to seek sponsorship for a non-profit event. There is a fairly simple but lengthy series of actions that needs to be completed to track each unique sponsor. We've thought about having a binder with a printed page showing tasks for each sponsor, but it would be preferable if there was an online solution any of us can access for checking off and date-stamping completed tasks, with a place to add notes. [more inside]
I cannot seem to stop procrastinating on a work project, and the deadline is looming. I have no doubt that I can get it done if I can just make myself get the work done, but I cannot make myself concentrate and buckle down and get it done! [more inside]
What should I do with a crapload of bottle caps? [more inside]
What's a cool project/thing to do with thousands of RFID tags? [more inside]
Do you know of any websites that showcase a person who is actively documenting themselves as they live out their dreams? [more inside]
Do you have a Project Management Professional Certificate? If so, how has it improved your earnings and/or employment opportunities and how do employers see the qualification?
When I import an AVI video file I recorded on a Canon digital camera to Adobe Premiere Pro, it only shows up as a still picture with audio. Why does it do this and how can it be solved? [more inside]
What the best way to track my work projects? I usually have thirty to fifty different projects going on simultaneously, all in various stages of completion. [more inside]
What long-term art project should I do with/for/about my newborn son? [more inside]
My employer is running out of cash, in debt to suppliers, and has had trouble meeting payroll several times this year. My gut says I'll be out of work in a couple weeks, a month at the most. I'm working on and managing several web development projects where a deposit has been provided by the client, but we're several months away from completion. Do I approach the clients, let them know the situation and propose completing the projects on my own for the remaining amount of the project? [more inside]
I'm interested in reading about the history of Los Alamos National Lab. Does anybody have any recommendations for memoirs, magazine/newspaper articles, books (documentaries) etc. that are engaging and well written about the lab?
What are some good resources for project-based learning for High School World History? [more inside]
We're two people working on a complex project, and we're sending each other sixty emails per day, everything from brainstorming to future ideas to testing notes to expense tracking. We're burning out fast, and need to shift planning and discussion to project management software (web-based, please). [more inside]
We're thinking of building a small backyard bungalow to use as an office, ideally with some sort of bike storage attached. [more inside]
What's the best way to keep this project organized? [more inside]
I have a spare Dell 19" computer monitor lying around that I'm not using at the moment, does anyone have any ideas as to what I should do with it? (I'd like to re-use it somehow). Thanks, William
Need help answering a question about a "Flight of the Conchords" cast member! [more inside]