Interview Tip: Passion will Win the Day

Although I attended the event below on behalf of my employer Twilio, this is not necessarily their position on this topic. I write representing my own opinion and thoughts.. Last week, I was tapped to represent Twilio at the Made In Austin recruiting event at University of Texas-Austin. While the event was well-organized, the students […]


The Virtual PMO

A few of the most common questions we get at Pranagy Unlimited LLC are: * Is a virtual project management office right for my organization? * What does my firm need to start a PMO? * What are the benefits of a PMO? * How does my company start building a project management organization? Here […]


Friday Night Hacks – August 2011

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in Austin’s first Friday Night Hacks hosted by Damon Clinkscales. When he first told me about the concept, I was intruiged: Friday Night Hacks is an opportunity to connect, share ideas, build cool stuff and launch projects into the community. We typically do this into […]


php|tek 2011 Closing Remarks

A few weeks ago at php|tek, I was lucky enough to deliver the Closing Remarks. Well.. it was less “lucky” and more of a “wait.. you haven’t done anything this week, make yourself useful.” So after a week of sessions, midnight hackathons, midnight unconference, tornados, power outages, a red carpet entrance, a family reunion, I […]


php|tek 2011 Hackathon

If you haven’t figured out by now, I attend quite a few conferences and catch a lot of presentations from numerous speakers. I’ve found that most presenters have a sweet spot. They’re good at expressing a concept but don’t get into the code. Others can build ridiculously powerful applications but couldn’t describe the concept if […]


How to build a Project Management Office

In today’s complex company environment new projects are continuously being developed as organizations seek new ways to lessen expenses, enhance processes, increase productivity, and build their bottom line. Managing these diverse projects along with their individuals, resources, technology, and communication is really a challenging endeavor for which the risk of failure is frequently far too […]


Project Scheduling

Whenever scheduling a project , check for the following 1) Padding of task durations Team member will play it safe by buffering time required for tasks. This approach usually results in various time wasting practices, e.g., waiting until the last moment to complete a task. As a result, all the safety time can be wasted […]