Author: <span class="vcard">Melanie</span>

Happy New Year! I’ve got some interesting blog post topics noted in my writing notebook- I always jot down ideas as they come to me, even when I’m on vacation.…

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Just like you can’t make good management decisions without understanding your environment, you can’t make good personal productivity decisions without understanding yourself and your own productivity problems. One of the…

personal productivity

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management techniques

Status reports have a bad reputation these days, conjuring up images of the useless boss in Office Space asking for the TPS reports. I’ve certainly seen status reports used more for…

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I was recently asked to take over the management of a project that was already running.  This wasn’t a rescue mission- the project wasn’t failing, exactly, but it wasn’t finishing…

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I’ve been making vague promises to write about project management techniques I learned in the Agile software development world that I think would translate well to science. This post is…

management techniques

management techniques

I occasionally get asked for advice by people who are about to make the transition from academia to industry: they’ve successfully navigated the path to industry and landed their first…

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