Welcome to MichaelWHughes.com. I am using this site to pull together all the various papers,  presentations, and book reviews I have done over the years.   It also includes a couple of fun things I’ve done.

Under “Old Work Stuff” is the following;

In 2008 I started a blog on eMarketing.  I stopped doing the blog at the end of 2011 as I got really busy helping a small biotech in San Francisco launch its first product. Once I finished that job, I resumed for a while but stopped as there were now many similar blogs available.

Publications and Articles. This includes presentations I made at seminars and articles I published.  There aren’t many as this was never my focus.

I’ve included an on-again.off-again blog on IT Project Management.  It is focused is why IT projects continue to fail at the same high rate as always.   ComputerWorld recently stated, “Of 3,555 projects from 2003 to 2012 that had labor costs of at least $10 million, only 6.4% were successful”[1].  I’ve had a much higher success rate.  In this blog, I share my insights.

I’ve included my old website on my gardening interest.  It was last updated in 2004 using the original HTML from 1999. The site was dated in the technology used for the website and the pictures themselves aren’t up to date.  So I converted the engine to WordPress and updated many of the pages… but it is still a work in progress.  I especially need to show how the California drought killed about 10% of the garden’s trees.

Now that I’m a stay-at-home CIO (i.e. retired) I’m starting to focus on my Hobbies and researching different subjects, which explains most of the more recent articles.

The header picture is of the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn.  Working on the Cassini mission was one of the highlights of my career.  Read about the innovative distributed project control approach we developed for the project here.

For my professional background go to www.linkedin.com/in/mwhughes/ or click on the LinkedIn button.linkedin-icon

If you want to discuss any content, please contact me at:

The Genealogy information and family history stories that used to be on this website has been moved to www.hughes-history.com

[1] Healthcare.gov website ‘didn’t have a chance in hell’,  Patrick Thibodeau, October 21, 2013, ComputerWorld, Click here for the article.



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