Category: "IT Toolbox"

MySQL Selected for Database Design Class

<posted on it-toolbox.com> I returned to school today for the first day of the new semester, and it seems reason has made a breakthrough. As many of you know, institutions tend to favor the more respectable software packages, and not necessari… more »

Laptops

<posted on it-toolbox.com> I finished my first semester back in school and did it without a laptop. I considered getting a new wide-screen laptop during the semester, but I kept asking myself, "What do I do with it?" I hear that some elite sch… more »

Project Management Styles

<posted on it-toolbox.com> It's been two weeks since my last post here. I guess you could say I've been slacking a little with the blog but I have a good excuse. This week I'm finishing up my last major project, and next week is finals week. T… more »

On Software

<Posted on it-toolbox.com> My newest school assignment in Systems Analysis involves creating a flowchart and the professor suggested we use Inspiration, Webspiration, or Visio. He was quick to point out that Visio was in effect, the more difficul… more »

Immersion

Last week my Systems Analysis instructor mentioned the concept of immersion, as it was addressed by Tom DeMarco in the book Slack. In it, DeMarco mentions, "kinds of work that require immersion into the task before progress can begin." I don't have the… more »

IT Educational Disconnect

<Posted on it-toolbox.com> After a number of years in school in the 90's I came away discouraged with the quality of IT education. Course work in other areas (accounting, etc.) was well developed, possibly because the subject material was not sub… more »

Project Failure Presentation

This past week was one of the more suspenseful weeks of the semester. Friday was the day we presented our Project Management presentation. It was a team project with 3 team members on each team. Our assignment: Write a research paper (MLA), create a… more »
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