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Alex S. Brown, PMP IPMA-C

“The Twelve Meetings of Christmas” Song

Tuesday, 1 November 2011 by Alex Brown

The holiday season is approaching, and Christmas is a popular holiday here in the US. In honor of the season, here is a project-management version of the classic song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”:

Blogs and RSS Are “Dead”? Glad to hear it!

Monday, 14 March 2011 by Alex Brown

I just saw and laughed at a Seth Godin post celebrating the “death” of blogs and RSS. As Seth says, “Thank goodness! Now the useful work can begin…”

End of E-Mail? Not Quite, But Close

Saturday, 19 February 2011 by Alex Brown

Today I had one of thosef moments where you realize that things have changed. Today I realized that I am more responsive to Twitter and LinkedIn than to e-mail. Now, I have read about people giving up their e-mail addresses in frustration. I have used to love e-mail, but all the spam and automated messages […]

Open-Source Software for On-Line Training

Thursday, 20 January 2011 by Alex Brown

Just completed a webinar for PMI about how to use open-source software to deliver on-line training. Slides available now at

Happy Holidays from Alex & Real-Life Projects!

Friday, 24 December 2010 by Alex Brown

If any of you are wondering why I am just sending this electronic note (and no gift or card), read about the Stand & Deliver program. Please join me in supporting this cause.

Teleseminar with Craig Price, Author of “Half A Glass”

Friday, 10 December 2010 by Alex Brown

This coming Sunday, 12 December 2010, I will be interviewing Craig Price, author of the funny, soon-to-be-bestselling (he hopes), book, “Half a Glass: The Realist’s Guide”. Register for this special holiday-season web seminar at the web site.

“Holiday Gift Ideas” for Project and Business Leaders at

Sunday, 5 December 2010 by Alex Brown

I just published a few holiday gift ideas at Because the economy has been so rough, all the choices are under $20 USD, and all are guaranteed to lift the spirits of both the giver and the receiver. Add them to your wish list or get them for your friends.

“Finding Meaning In Your Projects” Presentation in New York City 28 September 2010

Wednesday, 29 September 2010 by Alex Brown

Explored the area between project management and spirituality with the Project Management Institute New York City (PMI NYC) Chapter today. Visuals available at

PMI NYC Chapter Members Get Free Access to Web Seminars at Real-Life Projects

Wednesday, 14 July 2010 by Alex Brown

I am incredibly excited and proud to announce that all Project Management Institute New York City Chapter (PMI NYC) members now get free access to the whole Real-Life Projects Web Seminar series.

Thanks to Gary Heerkens and Claudia Pak on Strategic Project Managers LinkedIn Group

Tuesday, 15 June 2010 by Alex Brown

I wanted to send a big “thank you” to Gary Heerkens and Claudia Pak for their help with the Strategic Project Managers LinkedIn Group. Both have posted some very thoughtful information there, and are now helping to moderate the group.