WGU Studying Advice

I recently had a fellow student reach out to me for some studying advice for a class that was proving particularly challenging. Not to toot my own horn, but after writing my response, I realized that it seemed like solid advice in general, and so I present it here. Reach out to the course mentors …

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The Basics of SWOT Analysis

I’ve had the opportunity to do some thinking about SWOT analyses lately. When I was working through my undergraduate program (and even now in my MBA program) SWOT analyses are often necessary for completing a project. With that in mind, I decided to write up a brief explanation of what a SWOT analysis is, what …

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Planning and Scheduling

Now that I’ve had a little time to recuperate from the BS blitz, I’ve decided to share some additional details of my planning and studying methods. This is stuff that I find interesting, and I hope it’s helpful for other people as well. The “Schedule” Spreadsheet In Google Drive – where I keep all of …

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Study Guide for the PSM I Certification

Towards the end of my Bachelors, I decided to do something that I’d been meaning to do for a long time – get the Professional Scrum Master I certification. I’ve always been interested in both software development and iterative, Agile development methodologies, and so I decided I might as well turn that latter interest into …

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Converting Youtube Videos into MP3s with VLC

I enjoy listening to lectures during my daily commute. I listen to a variety of topics, from business development, to software engineering, to philosophy, to history and folklore, etc. it almost doesn’t really matter what the topic is, as long as it’s new, insightful, and surprising. One of the best places to find these lectures …

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Watching my Daughter

Setting an Example The other day my wife and I had (finally) gotten all the kids dressed, their teeth brushed, their hair done, their shoes and socks on, and were getting ready to head off to the park. As I walked to the front closet where my own shoes were deposited my 2-year old daughter …

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