Dave Prior on 20. September 2011
The new episode includes a look back at how our use (as project leaders) of social media tools has evolved over the past 12-14 months. It should be up in a day or so.
Dave Prior on 19. September 2011
The site is geared towards helping people find a great graduate program for PM (cough – University of Texas at Dallas – cough), but her recent blog post on iPad apps has some great ideas in it.
(And Merlin made the top of the list) (more…)
Dave Prior on 11. May 2011
Over the past few weeks I’ve been able to give a few presentations about doing project management on the Mac and on the iPad. I had a few requests so I thought I would post them.
The first is the presentation I gave in the Philadelphia Walnut St. Apple Store on how to manage projects using a Mac: Managing Projects on a Mac.
The second is the one I gave at the PMI Lehigh Valley Professional Development Day on how to use the iPad as a Project Management tool: The iPad and Project Management
Dave Prior on 29. March 2011
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Project Manager or Mac user? For a long time you had to be one or the other, but the two are no longer mutually exclusive. Whether you want to manage your projects and day-to-day work on a Mac, an iPad or an iPhone, now there are tools available that are robust enough to allow us to work in the system in which we feel most at home, and which allow us to be the most productive.
Please join us for a very special evening at the Walnut Street Apple Store (1607 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103) on April 6 at 7:00 PM for an opportunity to network with local Mac using thought leaders in Project Management. You’ll be treated to presentation showcasing a number of Mac based tools that have all been field tested and proven to enable successful project management. Whether you’ve just picked up an iPad 2, or you’ve been using a Mac for years, you’ll pick up some great tips to raise your game as a PM and a get chance to win some great prizes. (more…)
Dave Prior on 11. March 2011
Last year when Apple unveiled the iPad, I, along with countless others were overcome with that all too familiar craving for new gear from Cupertino. Having tried and quickly abandoned several tablets running the other operating system, I was hopeful that the iPad would gain the acceptance it has rightfully earned, but as a project manager, I was mostly curious about how this new device would fit in with my job. The Windows tablets I had tried in the past always seemed to make my job harder. So, when I purchased it, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do it… but like I said… The craving…
Since then I’ve found a number of ways the original iPad enables me in managing projects and best of all, I’m able to use it with Merlin. And now, we have the iPad 2. (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 28. February 2011
We have wrote in the past how to secure your Merlin projects when wanting them to be accessed over the web by a supported web browser.
Are you wondering how to proceed when requiring password protected access over the iPhone or iPad app?
The answer is… very similar to how you do for web sharing and access.
On your Mac with Merlin for Mac OS X…
On your Merlin app on the iPhone or iPad
For those of you preferring pictures over words, check out the following screencasts. (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 25. January 2011
MouseWorks is a small shop specializing in designing and deploying Identity And Access Management Solutions. These are often very complex and totally integrated enterprise solutions.
As a hard core Project Manager, I have struggled with the industry standard of MS Project for years and found that I spent more time managing the tool and the tools to support the tool than I wanted and was always less than confident in the visibility provided by the product.
Earlier this year, I took a risk and tried Merlin on a large project. Awesome tool. The ease of use and transparency it provides into the project were a fantastic and I finally felt I had a tool to support me. I purchased the iPhone license for my iPad today and in the last couple of hours, I can already say that this is a fantastic add on. More PM’s need to move to a Mac just to use this tool.
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 13. January 2011
iPhone Film Festival is a very interesting website we have just found. Created and designed to give artists an avenue to show their talent and creativity, it contains currently more than 800 submissions. April 6th, 2011 is the iPhone Film Festival day. Until then everyone can submit new works. There are some rules of submission though; the entire film for example must be shot with an iPhone or iPod Touch, any software can be used for editing video and audio and external microphones, wide angle lens, lighting, or tripods are allowed.
My personal favorites so far are the ones I’ve embedded here: (more…)
Dave Prior on 23. December 2010
Bas and Dave debate whether the year of the iPad was 2010, or will be 2011… (more…)