Dear, 2011. I am done with you. Thanks for the memories.

Will 2012 be better than 2011? Will 2012 be the year of the project manager? Will 2012 be known as the year strategy become came to the forefront of the public mind? Within the United States questions about economics will be central to our shared experiences within public spaces. What strategy will the United States adhere to during 2012? Will the dog and pony show of political theater overshadow the substance of proper strategic planning? I will be engaging in some live blogging throughout the evening as 2011 draws to a conclusion.

Tentative Goals for 2012

  1. Publish at least one non-fiction manuscript; throughout the last decade I have been putting the final touches on about five different manuscripts that could be published in 2012
  2. Complete the Stanford University advanced project management program
  3. Pass the Project Management Institute (PMI) test to be certificated as a Project Management Professional (PMP)
  4. Pass the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) test
  5. Pass the Cisco Certified Network Associate Voice (CCNA Voice) test
  6. Write 3 new papers for the 2013 conferences
  7. Apply for grants to fund the Civic Honors Institute
  8. Publish at least 1 of the my 3 2012 conference papers in a peer reviewed journal
  9. Prepare to start the Stanford University strategic decision and risk management program in early 2013
  10. Develop a plan to complete a six sigma program in late 2013

Now that my tentative goals list for 2012 is out of the way I can start to focus on a few stream of consciousness powered thoughts about my expectations for the new year.