Papers

Below are links to some papers and research I’ve done. More to come.

Project Cost Control Tools and Techniques

Project Cost Control Tools and Techniques – The purpose of this paper is to review certain tools and techniques that can be used in order to help those responsible for managing a project to potentially better control and manage project costs. Given the wide array of potential possibilities and options on the topic, the scope of this paper will be limited to reviewing the inputs and outputs of Cost Management as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the 2004 edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK.) Furthermore, an exhaustive list of options will not be presented but rather a sampling of alternatives in order to cultivate a better understanding of the possibilities.

Agile Project Management and Risk Management

Agile Project Management and Risk Management – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of what is meant by Agile development methods, light processes, and provide examples. It is intended to provide some basic information to developers and managers that may have little experience or knowledge of what Agile Methods are.

Conflict Management and Native American Mascots

Conflict Management and Native American Mascots – A paper related to Conflict Management. On August 5, 2005, the NCAA made a ruling affecting the use of Native American mascots by schools. “The NCAA decided Friday to ban the use of Native American mascots by sports teams during its postseason tournaments. Schools using Native American mascots or nicknames would also be barred from hosting NCAA postseason tournaments” (Perlman, 2005). Words and language can take on new meaning through events, social change, and history. A geek used to be someone that bit the heads off chickens, gay meant happy, and Adolph was a perfectly fine name for a German boy…