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November 21, 2013 | Danielle Naboulsi: DF13: Leaning In with Sheryl Sandburg
On her last day of Dreamforce, see why Heidi Haaven, our Communications Director, picked Sheryl Sandburg’s keynote as her favorite session of the week.
November 20, 2013 | Danielle Naboulsi: DF13: Analytics Unleashed with the New Analytics API
Get the scoop on the new Analytics API from our Director of Business Analysis, Greg Ewing-Lee
July 31, 2013 | Suzy Rokke: How I made my vacation a success - personally and professionally
So, you want to go on a vacation, but when do you have time to get it all put together and planned? We all have a lot going on in our lives. Even when things are going ‘well’, we still have homes to keep up, grass to mow, gardens to harvest, children to teach to talk/walk/bike/drive/date, friends and family to keep in touch with, oh yeah, and a day job to keep on top of. And from time to time we have to merge our home and work life when we couldn’t get everything done at the office between 8-5. Oh, and don’t forget, you were trying to plan a vacation!
Make time and do it! Day to day life, and work, can, and will, survive without you. Here is a list of things to consider and do before heading out (or in).
May 31, 2013 | Suzy Rokke: Project Management Challenge
I’m taking a break from providing helpful hints and how-to’s to ask Project Managers to look at reality for a moment and challenge themselves.
April 30, 2013 | Suzy Rokke: How to use Smartsheet predecessors to organize your task lists
As Project Managers we all love to do lists! Sometimes we make lists just to check off what we did for the day! A great tool for managing lists is SmartSheet.com. This cloud based tool has become an invaluable tool for me to organize my project task lists, milestones, assignees, task related documents, due dates, and most importantly, task dependencies.
April 30, 2013 | Alyssa Greve: Salesforce Customer Company Tour Recap
I met up with two other Sundoggers at the airport anxious and excited to attend the Salesforce Customer Tour on April 18th. We were welcomed by the downpour of rain, which was a better sight than the snowfall in Minneapolis. When we arrived at McCormick Place, the event had volunteers every 10 feet willing to help and execute with ease. I was very impressed with the event; however did find some volunteers was unaware of the event hashtag. After asking three volunteers, I waited until the keynote to hear the announcement for the Twitter hashtag. Millions of Salesforce branded banners lead us to the Cloud Expo first and then we made our way to the Customer Story keynote, which was the highlight of my experience at the event.
April 29, 2013 | Ron Lee: Consumers to Big Banks: We “Like” You Again
Survey says: Thumbs up! J.D. Power and Associates recently released its 8th annual U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study, and the results show significant improvements in customer satisfaction. That has to be welcome news for banks, which last year got hammered on satisfaction scores, particularly over the rollout of monthly maintenance fees. The new study also provides insights into other attitude shifts.
April 29, 2013 | Lee Schwartz: What Tech Companies Can Learn From Minor League Baseball
What can technology companies learn from the seemingly low-tech, sometimes-unorganized world of minor league sports?
April 10, 2013 | Danielle Naboulsi: MARKETO SUMMIT 2013: How to Optimize Social for Lead Generation
Renee Cook shares the expert advice Jason Miller and Koka Sexton offered in their Marketo Summit session “How to Optimize Social for Lead Generation”
March 31, 2013 | Suzy Rokke: Where were the Project Managers in the Cyprus bank shut down?
I typically refrain from talking about politics, but in the light of project management I’m hoping this will be safe. Hopefully we will all take a different look at the difficult jobs our government officials have managing the needs of all of us.
March 28, 2013 | John Schneider: The Danger Of Going “Full Google”
I don’t see Google ever deciding to get rid of Gmail or its cloud-based office programs; they provide a wealth of user search and demographic information that aids in Google catering ads specific to the user. Still, it would be wise to weigh Google’s trigger-happy tendencies when deciding whether or not to go “Full Google”.
March 28, 2013 | Ron Lee: Advice to Banks: Don’t “Park” your LinkedIn Page
In its annual survey of financial marketers, the team at The Financial Brand found this disparity: While close to half of banks and credit unions claim they are “using” LinkedIn, very few in practice are actually updating their pages or taking advantage of basic features available to them. Advice to bankers from Financial Brand: “Setting up a page on LinkedIn and customizing profile information does not constitute utilization. It’s called ‘parking your page.’” Here’s how to avoid doing just that.