What google knows about you

The love-hate relationship I have with Google made me to do a list of where it is,

1. Location history

If you work with Android, check that you are not transferring data. It could be the case that your phone is sending data about your location, times, speed, distances done, etc…
2. The whole history of searches

They track everything and it’s here:
3. Devices accessing to your google account

It can be useful to remind the version of your old OS, first mobile you used to connect to google…
4. Extensions & applications accessing to your google account

Similar to the previous one. It’s useful when you are using the google credentials to access to other environments.
5. What Google thinks about you

This is oriented on advertisement. Google creates a profile with your preferences, age, sex, interests…
6. Google account Dashboard

You can check the services you use from Google and the activity generated from your account.

7.-If you don’t like it, leave it

All you already did belongs to it: you accepted the terms of use.

99.- What we do not know

At this point the previous tools are public and they let all of us to consult it. I am curious about what they know about us and they still don’t tell us.

Reading to learn

I use to learn with the resources I have available. One of them is too simple and effective, and it is just read good examples of the real life.

  • When I was developer I used to read code.
  • When I was analyst I used to read requirement documents, function analysis, and technical analysis.
  • During my first period doing project management activities I used to read project definitions and contracts. Once the standard contracts were clear for me I was always interested on contracts with other customers to understand what different things they were requesting.
  • Doing business development activities, I use to read RFPs, requirement documents and things like that.

Unfortunately to read is effective, but not efficient.

Interesting week

So much meetings, write documents between meeting slots, good learning about tools and solutions I didn’t know, good advance in the main projects we have, some administrative staff solved and some team conflicts gone.

I should be happy, but I’m just tired.

First time it didn’t work so much well, but second time it was so good!

Licence to Operate for project management

License to operate is a quality mechanism for improving aspects such driving, performance, delivery…

I have seen these LTO rules in aeronautic industry, where the #hours, people and effort is huge and where the Cost of lack of quality is high. They have training courses to reinforce knowledge (earning points); people losing the license have to attend training sessions to follow the follow the processes. There is peer to peer reviews and there is audit reviews. They also have awards and other positive ranking tables to recognize the good performers (in terms of quality).

I have seen this also for developers, where they measure  the number of bugs they are reported on UAT.

Could project manager be measured by some type of LTO such #reports not delivered ?

A measure such this has positive contribution and negative outcomes, for instance, soft skills cannot be measured by this type of mechanism and they are really important for project management work.

  • Did you apply a license to operate for PM?
  • Does it makes sense for large programs?
  • Does it have more negative impacts that positive impacts?
  • Is it better to invest that effort on project administrative staff?

‘You don’t get your social license by going to a government ministry and making an application or simply paying a fee… It requires far more than money to truly become part of the communities in which you operate.’

– Pierre Lassonde, President of Newmont Mining Corporation.

SharePoint templates

Coming back to SharePoint world after one month without thinking on it. Some necessary research about resources that potentially can enable us to advance in the construction of real solutions for our client.

Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/sharepoint/bb407286.aspx

The most interesting for me are:

Manufacturing Process Management

The Manufacturing Process Management application template helps teams to model and track manufacturing processes as well as tasks and issues that arise in the upkeep of these processes.

Case Management for Government Agencies

The Case Management for Government Agencies application template helps case managers track the status and tasks required to complete their work. When a case is created, standard tasks and documents are created which are modified based on the work each case manager has completed.

Employee Activities Site

The Employee Activities Site application template helps manage the creation and attendance of events for employees. Activity owners use the site to review proposals for new activities and create event calendar items. Employees use the site to sign up as well as track which activities they’ve attended in the past.

Employee Training Scheduling And Materials

The Employee Training Scheduling and Materials application template helps instructors and employees manage courses and related materials. Instructors can use the site to add new courses and organize course materials. Employees use the site to schedule attendance at a course, track courses they’ve attended and to provide feedback.