June 20, 2019
Using the game "Battleship" to demonstrate Agile

I found this idea posted on a blog (http://adaptagility.co.uk/agile-games-battleships) and have used it in my class when we start to talk about Agile methods. You can read the details in the referenced link above, but the way I use it is as follows: I arrive to class 10 minutes early and the first students that arrive […]

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June 14, 2019
Network Diagram Exercise/Quiz

Attached is a simple on-page network diagram and it's solution for use as a quiz or in-class exercise. The compressed (.zip) file below contains both powerpoint and Apple keynote versions.

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June 14, 2019
Class exercise: Skits

OK, I know this sounds goofy, but it works to help students remember multipart concepts like Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs or Tuckman's Stages of Team Development. I have done this in several classes and find that it increases scores on these concepts during the final exam compared to when I didn't do this exercise. Here is the […]

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June 12, 2019
Crashing Solution Videos

There are two crashing exercises in the student guide. Here are two videos that walk through how to complete those exercises. The solution video to crashing exercise number 1 can be found here: http://pmf.video/solution1 The solution video to crashing exercise number 2 can be found here: http://pmf.video/solution2 Here is an additional crashing exercise handed down from a […]

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March 29, 2019
It’s let's make a deal time for end of quarter sales.

Well, it's that time of the quarter again, when sales reps start calling and trying to make deals so that they can close business and meet their quotas or secure their bonuses. Most are willing to give an extra 5–10% off on any deals that can get closed by the end of of the quarter. […]

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November 29, 2018
Confessions of An Also-Ran

Eight years ago, I started one of the most challenging chapters in my life: Being a candidate for elected office. Specifically, I wanted to be the next Presiding Commissioner of Boone County, Missouri. You are probably thinking, “Wow, I have never heard of a Presiding Commissioner? Must be one of those ballot items I ignore […]

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November 29, 2017
First time running for office? Try this “Campaign Hack” to get ahead.

Running for office for the first time is hard. You have to get up to speed on the issues affecting your constituents, run a campaign, raise money and try to stay sane. If you are battling an incumbent, they will have a big advantages: more money, existing support, and more experience campaigning. Incumbents have another […]

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