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Alex S. Brown, PMP IPMA-C

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 prezi.com.

“A Brand” Not “THE Brand”

Wednesday, 28 April 2010 by Alex Brown

My brand is about “a”, not “THE”. A good brand can be about “a” not “THE”. My brand is better with “a”, not “THE”.

A Sad, Sad Day for Project Managers – PM SPAM

Thursday, 26 March 2009 by Alex Brown

The story of the first project management spam campaign.

Equipment to Record Your Next Speech

Monday, 31 March 2008 by Alex Brown

A friend of mine recently asked, “What equipment do you use to record your live speeches? If I wanted to do something similar for my own speeches, what would you recommend?” Learn how you can make better-than-CD-quality recordings of your own, whenever you want to.

“Strategic Project Management” Available as an On-Line Speech and Class

Thursday, 3 January 2008 by Alex Brown

“Strategic Project Management” was presented to a packed lecture hall on October 24, 2006 at the PMI North America Congress. The presentation was selected as one of the top presentations of the Congress, and an encore presentation was made the following day. Many at the Congress were unable to get into the room and hear […]

“The Charter: Selling Your Project” Available as an On-Line Speech and Class

Sunday, 25 November 2007 by Alex Brown

This speech was delivered and recorded live for the PMI North America Congress on September 12, 2005. You can hear the speech and see the slides right now. The entire 54-minute speech will play, with slides synchronized to the audio. Available as a four-contact hour, four PDU on-line class through Real-Life Projects, Inc..

Founded a Toastmasters Group on LinkedIn and Started the Toastmasters

Monday, 8 October 2007 by Alex Brown

Toastmasters International has helped me over the years to become a better speaker and leader. As a way to give back to that community, I founded and am running a group on the LinkedIn business networking site for Toastmasters members. It will help them meet other Toastmasters all over the world, to exchange business leads, […]

Hear and See the Full Presentation of “Project Charters Bridge Cultures”

Sunday, 14 January 2007 by Alex Brown

Learn how project charters successfully bridged cultural gaps when making decisions among a community of Japanese and U.S. executives. Establishing a clear chartering process was the key to project management’s success at the company. The presentation will include templates and overviews of the processes established. This speech was delivered and recorded live for the PMI […]

Project Manager Joke On-Line — With Audio!

Friday, 3 March 2006 by Alex Brown

Even if you already know the one about the project manager and the genie, listen to this retelling and variation on that joke. This new item is a first for this website in two different ways. It is the first joke on the site, and it is the first attempt to deliver slides and synchronized […]

Nine Elements of a Profession

Saturday, 1 December 2001 by Alex Brown

Reviews nine distinct elements that make a job a “profession”. Explores the ways that project management and software engineering are and are not “professions”.

Delivered as a Toastmasters International speech #3 (Organize Your Speech) from the Communication and Leadership handbook in October 2001.