Ways To Improve Your IT Project ManagementHere are ways to ensure you bring the best outcome of your project: 1.) Educate your Executives - let them know what the project is, needs, and what the outcome will be.
2.) Seek funding - get funding for your project for the expenses.
3.) Attract, develop and retain the right talent- get the right people for the job.
4.) Be realistic when goal-setting - start of with realistic goals so that your team can stay motivated.
5.) Harmonise your resources- have your resources work well with others.
Introducing: ICTInformation and Communications Technology (ICT) is the use of different technologies to give, take, and search for information. We are all connected by the World Wide Web. It makes documents connected to each other through links.
Web 1.0 is also known as the stationary page. You can only view the page here.
Web 2.0 is where you can create an account and interact with the page.
Web 3.0 is a semantic web. It has servers where it can direct a user to deliver content.
Trends in ICTPART 1
1.) Convergence- technical advancements makes finishing a task easier.
2.) Social Media- where users come to create and share interests.
a. Social Networks- this is where people with the same likes connect with each other.
b. Bookmarking- enables to tag people and links
c. Social News- where you can post and read news
d. Media Sharing- you can share videos here
e. Microblogging- you can read or post short updates from you or other users
f. Blogs/forums- Post and comment on topics
Trends in ICTPART 2
3.) Mobile Technologies
4.) Assistive Media- helps the impaired
5.) HotMail Cloud Computing- delivery of computing service
Online SafetyNetiquette is online etiquettes that we follow in order to maximize and enjoy our online experiences. Internet Safety is the online security or safety of people and their personal information when using internet.
Rules Of Netiquette10 Rules of Netiquette 1: Remember the human
2: Adhere to the same standards online that you follow in real life.
3: Know where you are in cyberspace.
4: Respect other people’s time and bandwidth.
5: Make yourself look good online.
6: Share expert knowledge
7: Help keep flame wars under control
8: Respect other people’s privacy.
9: Don’t abuse your power.
10: Be forgiving of other people’s mistake.
Key TermsCybercrime- a crime committed or assisted through the use of the Internet.
Malware- malicious software
Virus- malicious program
Worms– replicates itself in files
Trojan- pretends to be a useful program
Spyware– runs in the background unknowingly
Adware- spams you with ads
Spam– unwanted email mostly from bots or advertisers.
Phishing- illegally getting private info
Key Terms: IIPharming- exploits the system (ddoxxing)
Copyright- a part of law, wherein you have the rights to work, anyone who uses it w/o your consent is punishable by law
Fair Use- property may be used w/o consent as long as it is used in commentaries, criticism, parodies, research.
Keyloggers-This is done to steal passwords or any other sensitive information.
Rogue security softwares– malicious software and internet fraud that misleads users into believing there is a virus on their computer
Alternative Search EnginesSearch engines are where you look for information that you seek. A prime example of this is Google. But here are some other search engines you can try:
Fact-Checking SitesHere, you can check if an information that is presented is factual or not.
3.) Full Fact Finder
6.) Lazy Truth
7.) Is Twitter Wrong
Fact-Correction, Reporting Tools, and Image ToolsSee if the info is indeed correct and if it's not, you can report them using these: Correction: Mediabug, Retwact, Report an Error Alliance
Reporting: SRSR, SwiftRiver, WhoWhatWhen, MemeTrackr, etc. And you can use these to search for any image or origin of one: Image Searching: TinEye, Google Images, FourandSix
Developing ICT ContentThese are basic tools you can use to make your content even better: 1.Mail merge and label generation - mass email or printed letters
2. Custom animations and timing - enhances viewer experience
3. Hyperlinking in presentations - optimizes use of related content
4. Integrating images - enriches textual content.
5. Embedded files and data - integrates related files
6. Advanced and complex formulas - simplifies common tasks
Basic Principles of Graphic and LayoutIn doing layouts, we must make them visually appealing and easy to read. Here are the basic principles:
1.)Proximity- grouping elements together
2.)Alignment- readable arrangement
3.)Repetition- visual appeal
4.)Contrast- stand out to get noticed
5.) White space- direct message/stand out in clutter
Image FormatsIn saving/downloading/inserting images, there are a bunch of formats to choose from.
1.) .jpeg - most common format. Has a low image file storage but low in quality.
2.) .png - commonly used in photographs. High in image storage and in quality.
3.) .gif - Uses pixels for video display. Can be low and high quality, depending on the quality of video.
4.) .tif - considered the highest quality format for commercial work.
Combining Text, Graphics, and ImagesViewers are better in absorbing information when it presented with visuals. Here are tips on how to achieve just that:
1.) Transparent shapes- provides contrast from the background and text.
2.) Mix and Match- it can add diversity to your work so it's not the same all the time.
3.) Align Text and Backgrounds- makes your text readable and fit the theme.
4.) Clean & Clear Backgrounds- it also provides contrast. It helps reading the text easier.
Basic Web Design Principles and ElementsYou can follow these 8 principles for effective web designing:
1.) Visual Hierarchy - shows the important parts of the website
2.) Divine Proportion - makes your layout visually pleasing
3.) Hick's Law - every additional choice increases the time required to take a decision
4.) Fitt's Law - Make the most important buttons bigger and easy to spot to prevent any misclicking.
5.) Rule of Thirds - Important compositional elements should be placed in or between the lines (division of an image)
Basic Web Design Principles and Elements (II)6.) Gestalt Law - Its principle is that the human eye sees objects in their entirety before perceiving their individual parts. Law of Proximity - make sure that things that are not supposed to be together isn't viewed that way. Law of Similarity - group things with similarity together. Law of Closure - completeness (no gaps) Law of Symmetry - must look equal or the same. Law of Continuity - connect one thing to it's respective half. Law of Common Fate - group objects with the same trend.
Online Collaboration ToolsIt's possible to make working with your peers easier. You can use this collaboration tools to achieve that. 1.) Dropbox- drop files and documents
2.) Google docs- save your documents and do them on the go.
3.) Slack- to communicate with your members
4.) Skype- same thing with slack, but can hold multiple people.
5.) Google Hangouts- same with skype
6.)Trello- uses a card-based system for keeping your project overview as simple as possible.
7.) Asana- task and project management tool.
Ways To Improve Your IT Project Management1.) Educate your executives - let them know what the project is about, what it needs, and so on.
2.) Seek funding - get funds for the expenses of the project.
3.)Attract, develop and retain the right talent- get the right people for the job.
4.)Be realistic when goal-setting- set realistic goals so your team stays motivated and avoid overworking.
5.) Harmonize your resources - make sure what you have works well with the others.
Content CurationContent curation is the process of gathering content — blog posts, images, videos — from a variety of sources. 1.) Storify