Content Marketing

Before the term content marketing became popular, I was publishing a variety of material on software, technology, motorcycles and travel.  These included regular newsletters to subscribers and very active on a wide variety of forums.  Training and many presentations on project functions and PMP  (certification) were also often created and presented for project personnel.


It is  broad term to cover a lot of different performance areas and functions, however,  I provided a significant amount of help and support for various organizations over the years.  Specifically, I helped Department of Energy, Department of Justice,  CDC/NIOSH, and a variety of commercial/government and many  universities,  independent motorcycle dealerships and consumers.


I have several years (well over 10+) of graduate education including:

  • Doctorate of Technology Education
  • Masters of Software Engineering
  • Masters of Integrated Marketing & Communications
  • Plus a PMP from PMI so I am:

W. Grant Norman, Ed.D, MSSE, MSIMC, PMP

 But I prefer to go by  just Grant


I have a broad background of conference presentations with a number of presentations for Software Engineering Process Group, National Defense Association, and others too numerous to list. Topics have covered initiating software process adoptions, managing a biometrics testing lab, managing software development teams, technical team training for project management, and many other topics and presentations as needed.


A published version of my doctoral dissertation

Personal History

With so many years experience, I have delved into many writing and life experiences. I have researched and written on numerous topics:

  • Wide variety of blogs and newsletters
  • Dozens and dozens of academic papers on technology, software, marketing and communications
  • Numerous project plans, project initiation, proposals, marketing plans and brand audits
  • Papers and research for CDC/NIOSH
  • Resumé

Writing Samples




Project Management

Norman's Nonsense

Oak Ave Memories

          From birth until 1960, I lived at 514 W. Oak Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245. My mother and father bought it in 1941.  They also bought the lot next door with my grandfather.  It was a new house that people had bought and owned for only a few months they bought it from them for $5,000.  Their mortgage payment was around $35.00 a month.

I’m not sure how much the lot next door was, but it was pretty good sized and fortunately for them, provided a huge vergetable garden (victory garden) during WWII.  They also raised rabbits and chickens during then.

          They sold the rabbits, to local grocery Penny Profit and they paid them a dollar less than they sold them for.  My parents killed and skinned the rabbits and dried the pelts in garage and gave them to military as part of war effort.  According to my mother, the military used rabbit fur to line flier’s jackets.

         The house was small…only 2 bedrooms.  I don’t remember my mom and dad’s room, but they probably had front one – right window in picture – then my sister had other room- down the hall from them.

          My brother probably shared room with my sister, they were born Signe, 1942 and Mike, 1944 …and then 5 years later, 1949 I was born and probably also in there for first years until about 4.  Then my father built on an addition to rear of house of 2 more bedrooms, a den, a bathroom and larger laundry area.

By age 5 or 6, I shared room with Mike and my dad had one of the new bedrooms and my mother the other. I was too young to understand any significance of this – never thought about mom and dad having separate rooms – he always worked swing shift or midnight shift, so he slept much of the day and was off to work again.

          My mother would stay up and watch TV in evenings or sometimes go out to poker games (again, I was too young to understand how much drinking and gambling meant to her). Many times, we went to her friends Evelyn and Paul Mayer’s house – they had nice heavy leather chairs and sofas – I’d usually fall asleep on couch and would wake as she carried e to car after the game (maybe 12 or 1).

          I liked going to games with her – usually, for first half hour or so I’d get some treats (bridge mix mostly) but sometimes more exotic snacks they had like chocolate covered bee’s or ants.  Always also got a coke to drink – big deal fo a 4 or 5 year old then.. plenty of poker games – plenty of getting woken up on leather couch to go home late.


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