Weekly Review – Week Ending 8/23/2013

Blog Posts This Week – Personal (2), links follow. Work (1)

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Accomplishments for this week

-Work

– In McKinney from Sunday evening through Thursday night working with the Operations Process Group team on our CMMI implementation. Developed something called the Operations Architecture and reviewed progress of Process Action Teams (PATs).
– Worked alot from home on Friday (which is unfortunately uncompensated work) competing action items related to the CMMI project and responsibilities of my other role.

– Learn

– Read up to page 263 in The Creature from Jekyll Island. Learned about the conspiracy theory behind the sinking of the Lusitania to try and lure the US in to WWI.
– German language learning has continued steady. Mostly focused on 1087 vocabulary flashcard word app with the words in buckets 1 through 6. Bucket 6 means I know them cold. Here’s my current status:
1 – 594, 2 – 114, 3 – 71, 4 – 44, 5 – 32, 6 – 232 (that’s 232 words in German, yay!)

-Run

– Eased back in to running this week after two weeks off. Shorter runs with some speed work and finished the week off with a hill repeat work out.

– Social

– Several business networking engagements while in Texas this week. Dinner meeting with a Director who is interested in including me in his succession planning. Also had dinner with our CMMI consultant and one of our Directors from our Mission Assurance group.
– Really enjoyed dinner at The Flying Saucer in Addison, TX with one of my peers at Raytheon. He’s a great guy and getting to know him more as a friend has been fun.
– Several intesting business related emails this week with confidants in my “inner circle”.

Goals and Plans for next week

– Work

– Full week in the office and need to be highly productive since I will hopefully be on vacation Monday through Wednesday next week for a long Labor Day weekend
– Four big ticket items this week: 1. Move Integrated Work Management Project in to Pilot planning phase 2. Get OPG CM Plan updated and released 3. Keep moving forward steadily with Operations Process instruction (maybe finish it) 4. Get 2nd Quarter Lean Factory Scorecard reviewed with key leaders and sent to corporate

– Learn

– Read The Creature from Jekyll Island
– Keep up focus on German language – add more vocabulary words to bucket #6
– Check Feedly at least once daily and scan the Financial blogs for these topics: Housing market, Interest Rates, the Fed and Banking.

– Run

– Run faster and longer than last week. Run with the Fondren Hill Run group on Monday or Friday.
– Next major planned event is the Firemans Run on 9/8 at the Reservoir.

– Social

– Attend Community Animal Rescue Association (CARA) Dog Days of Summer Event at Pelahatchie Shore Park as a volunteer.
– Attend the Castlewoods Neighborhood Association summer picnic.

Time Tracking Summary – (added Goals for Sleep and Work this week using 7 day averages)

Record category Total Duration Hours Duration Per Day Record Category Summary Total Duration Hours Duration Per Day Goal
Sleep 50.32 7.19 Sleep 50.32 7.19 6.5
Work – Raytheon 44.81 6.40 Work – Raytheon 50.21 7.17 6.43
Discretionary – Social 14.65 2.09 Discretionary 37.56 5.37
Personal – Routines 11.51 1.64 Unpaid Work 10.07 1.44
Unpaid Work – Commute 6.02 0.86 Personal 17.13 2.45
Discretionary – Learning – German 5.60 0.80 Business 2.32 0.33
Work – Raytheon – Travel 5.40 0.77
Discretionary – Read – Nonfiction 5.06 0.72
Personal – Run 4.13 0.59
Discretionary – Family 3.46 0.49
Discretionary – Read – Blogs 3.08 0.44
Unpaid Work – Errands 2.34 0.33
Discretionary – Entertainment – Movies 1.94 0.28
Discretionary – Writing – Blog 1.78 0.25
Unpaid Work – Home 1.71 0.24
Personal – Cross Training 1.49 0.21
Business – Connect – Email 1.37 0.20
Business – Learn 0.92 0.13
Discretionary – Watch TV 0.83 0.12
Discretionary – Read – Fiction 0.58 0.08
Discretionary – Productive – Tracking 0.48 0.07
Discretionary – Read – Magazines 0.10 0.01
Business – Mturk 0.03 0.00
Grand Total 167.61

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