Category Archives: Tech

SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)



Diamond of Innovation


Shenhar and Dvir’s Diamond of Innovation (2007) which was referenced in a recent article within Project Management Journal (April/May 2016) can aptly be applied to projects of many sizes and types. The categorization includes 1. Novelty, 2. Technology, 3. Complexity and 4. Pace. Contrasting this model to the so-called triple constraint of cost, scope and time (with quality often reflected in the center) can we gain new perspective in applying the Diamond of Innovation? I would argue that this additional tool would no doubt augment a project SWAT analyst in particular when comparing internal vs. external threats to a project. 

Research Papers

“Google publishes hundreds of research papers each year. Publishing is important to us; it enables us to collaborate and share ideas with, as well as learn from, the broader scientific community. Submissions are often made stronger by the fact that ideas have been tested through real product implementation by the time of publication.”



Park Ave District Plan


Something I helped out with a few years ago in Emeryville, CA.


How to Live an Amazing Life

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The Insanely Great History of Apple

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2015 Year in Review



Machine Intelligence

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Employee by School

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iOS Tips

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High Tech Calendar

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Silicon Valley: My Home

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Where you do live and work? Comment below!

Creative Intellect

“The engine that drives all of this, ideally, is one’s creative intellect. This, in turn, manifests itself in how you perceive, think about, and articulate your ideas and research—verbally, in writing, and visually, through diagrams, models, maps, and presentations.”

Common Project Manager Mistakes

A short list of the potential problems resulting from inadequate stakeholder identification and analysis include:

  • Increased project risk in the form of unknown unknowns that unpredictably manifest as surprises throughout the project life cycle.
  • Increased demands from senior management stakeholders for frequent and detailed project progress and status information.
  • Delivering a “successful failure.” By this I mean, delivering on the known and agreed requirements without recognition that those requirements did not include input from important (unknown) stakeholder constituencies.
  • Reduced ability to effectively anticipate and manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Increased scope instability and frequent change control challenges.


How to Choose the Best Graph

How to Choose the Best Graph


Use This, Not that!



Data Center Demand

Interesting InfoGraphic  
Data Center Demand


Visualizing Logs


Example of shipping logs from the 18th Century
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What’s Your Personality Type?

Cognitive Function 


Personality Type



How to Tell a Story

How to tell a story

How To Tell A Story

Interesting Tips from Author Donald Miller.

Business Insider also had an article on story telling here:
Why This Tech CEO Only Hires Candidates Who Can Tell A Good Story