Archive for February, 2010

My Dog can sneeze on command – yep, that’s my boy…

February 15th, 2010

He learned this trick – does it 99% of the time under all circumstances. It’s a great party trick and works really well when panhandling for treats…

Talk – Feb. 10, 2010 How to lead a cross-functional team when no one is a direct report

February 5th, 2010

http://www.meetup.com/PM-PM-SIG-SiliconValley/calendar/12525411/

Companies highly value the experience and skill of project managers who can work across all departments in an organization. How many times have you seen “ability to work cross-functionally” in job ads? As project managers, the more we understand how to manage cross-functional teams and how to encourage collaboration, the more successful we are and the more successful our projects will be. Learn the fine points from Elizabeth Houck as she presents her five-key methodology (Goal, Role, Responsibility, Accountability and Reward) for dealing with such teams.

SPEAKER: Elizabeth Houck, Principal, Blue Egg Partners

Elizabeth Houck is an innovative senior marketing professional with more than fifteen years of experience in all phases of product management, including technology product research and development and go-to-market strategy.

Currently a Principal of Blue Egg Partners, she provides consulting services in cross-functional team leadership that enable her clients to bring products and services to market on plan and within budget. Ms. Houck holds a BCS degree from the College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has completed UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Product Management Certification and is also a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

MEETING FORMAT

7:00am – 7:50am Networking & Registration

7:50am – 9:00am Program Presentation

Complimentary coffee, tea and soda with meeting admission. Join us 7-8am for a no host breakfast.

Bee’s gift to me!

February 2nd, 2010

A post a day – expectations?

February 1st, 2010

Expectations are an interesting thing. My father always said, not having too many was a good thing. I agree. Thanks Dad.