Join Sierra Systems at itSMF Ottawa Professional Development and Education Workshop Days

Come join our team as we present at the itSMF Ottawa Professional Development and Educational Workshop Days next week, May 1st-2nd.

During this 2-day event, you can advantage of key presentations and workshops that focus on the hottest trends, industry best practices and agile methods to help you efficiently manage the delivery of IT services that add value to your organization and […]

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What is your excuse for not going to Microsoft Build, the developer event of the year?

Microsoft Build is the premier developer event on the 2017 calendar, and I’m presenting!

As software transforms our world in even more remarkable ways than we thought possible just a decade ago, the role of developers in that transformation is at the center of it. Come and see me present a fascinating insight into a 5-day data hackfest Proof-Of-Concept that […]

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National Strategy Consulting Competition & Conference

Sierra Systems sponsored one of the most respected Management Consulting events in North America, the National Strategy Consulting Competition & Conference (NSCC) 2017. The NSCC is a comprehensive opportunity for students across North America to learn about strategy consulting. This annual event brings together the nation’s top undergraduate and MBA talent in a three-day competition and two-day conference to […]

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Partnership Conference, Tools Further Collaboration and Interoperability

Reflecting on the Infoway Partnership Conference last month, the major themes were collaboration and interoperability. There was also a reminder from a number of speakers to design software or standards in an environment where feedback is actively incorporated and a real-world problem is being solved. It was a great conference for me — I was able to finally meet […]

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Microsoft Ignite – Day One

Wow what a first day!

The Ignite experience couldn’t get any better, being surrounded by 23,000 Microsoft geeks ultimately with one goal in mind – returning to our employers with a head full of new knowledge on how to solve real business problems with the latest Microsoft technology with no regards for whether the solution is in production release from Microsoft, or […]

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Celebrating our success: The PMI Project of the Year at Alberta Parks

On June 6, 2016 Sierra Systems was joined by individuals representing Alberta Environment and Parks, and Silvacom Ltd. to the Project Management Institute – Northern Alberta Chapter (PMI-NAC) Project of the Year Awards. The Project of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments of a project and the project team for superior performance and execution of exemplary project management. Sierra […]

Power Management

Projects are about people. Learning to engage, manage, motivate, and influence various groups will help move your project to a success.

There are key groups of people involved in a project:

  • The sponsors
  • The team
  • The consumers of the final product
  • Stakeholder groups that you rely on for parts of delivery, or who care about or have an opinion about the new product or the […]
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A Continuum of Discovery

The challenge with change management
There are numerous change management frameworks in use today. Many are well established and instrumental in ensuring project success when they are correctly utilized. We believe the challenge lays in that many do not employ the concept of ‘discovery’. It has been our experience most frameworks are too segmented or phased, often too rigid, far too little […]

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