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Joshua Render

Bachelor in Computer Information Systems;
Master of Science in Administration;
PMP, PMI-ACP; PAL I, PSM I, PSPO I, CKC, ITILV3, ICGB, AgilePM, AgilePgM

SMART Goals

What are SMART Goals?

S.M.A.R.T. Goals • Specific • Measurable • Achievable • Relevant • Time-Based/Timely Specific: Goals need to be specific. A general idea of what you hope to achieve may not work well for you unless you have a plan for finding the details. If you what you want is […]

The Robotic Workforce

Are robots going to take your job? Maybe, maybe not. There are estimates out that state 375 million people worldwide will need to transition to new jobs through the use of all types of what is collectively called automation (although that isn’t accurate when you consider AI in […]

Why Should We Hire You?

Why Should We Hire You?

Why Should We Hire You? That question seems a bit too much like “Tell Us Something that Makes You Unique.” Your qualifications are on your résumé (I assume), but instead of asking clarification questions about your stated experience they seem to try and get some deep or profound answer […]

Kanban Certifications

Kanban Certifications

Kanban is an operational methodology that tries to streamline business processes and reduce waste. As the use of Kanban increases, being educated in Kanban becomes more valuable and more critical to organizations. Successful adoption of Kanban practices relies on knowledgeable employees supporting its implementation. You can learn more […]

Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias (See Controlling Your Personal Bias) where you are essentially blinded by your own perception of your abilities. In summary, the Dunning-Kruger effect simply means that you don’t know what you don’t know, so you may believe that you know more than you […]

Expectancy Theory of Motivation

Vroom’s Expectancy Theory of Motivation

Expectancy Theory was proposed by Victor Vroom in his 1964 paper “Work and Motivation.” It differs slightly from other motivational theories (Like Herzberg and Maslow‘s theories) in that it doesn’t attempt to explain what motivates people but instead focuses on the related thought processes that can motivate people (Luneneburg, […]