Business Analysis Technique: Brainstorming

According to the BABOK® Guide, brainstorming is one of the 16 required techniques in the fundamental knowledge base of an effective business analyst.   Why would this creative information gathering technique be a required competency for a business analyst?  Let’s have a look.   Brainstorming targets creative thinking about a problem in order to come up with a […]
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How Dedicated Is Your Private Cloud ?

On a recent consultancy assignment I was advising an organisation on their cloud computing strategy. The team were convinced that they required a private cloud and rightly so – their deployment scenario demands a private cloud for security reasons. A key question to be decided was should the cloud be on or off-premise. When deciding […]
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Selecting a Requirements Tool

Although I prefer a solid requirements development and management process over having a really cool requirements tool, I have found that requirements development work on many projects is easier to complete and maintain if you use a tool. Make sure that your selected tool supports your organization’s process for developing and managing requirements. For an overview and […]
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Using EC2 Micro Instances for ASP.NET Hosting

I’m the author of Learning Tree course 502: Programming with .NET: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction.  The case study in that course has the students create a program called Flash Cards, which is intended to help kids learn basic math skills.  Good case studies are hard to come up with.  They need to be complex enough to […]
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Cloud Computing Security Course

Some great news for technology professionals working with Cloud Computing. Learning Tree is developing a new course titled Securing the Cloud: Hands-On. This welcome addition to the Cloud Computing curriculum covers all those difficult aspects cloud computing raises from a security and disaster recovery perspective. Questions I am repeatedly asked when teaching the Cloud Computing […]
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