What is Windows Azure?
Windows Azure is Microsoft’s offering in the rapidly emerging “Cloud Computing” market. Essentially it is a collection of services running in Microsoft data centers that can be used by developers to deploy applications. This frees the developer from having to worry about things like managing networks, purchasing hardware and provisioning servers. An often confusing issue […]
Manage Your Projects Like a Jedi!
As a project manager, I am always looking for an approach to managing my projects that makes excellent sense AND makes me smile. In future, when managing projects large and small, I intend to act like a Jedi knight and pretend my projects are part of a Star Wars movie. Perhaps I will even get my own light saber! Check out Uncle […]
Trade-Off Decision Making Across the Project Life Cycle
Projects being what they are, the trade-off decisions across the project life cycle seem to vary considerably. This is especially true with the parameters of the triple constraint – scope, schedule and cost. It does seem as though IT projects are particularly prone to scope reduction before things are complete! I think this is due […]
Just Getting Started – Development of SharePoint 2010 Training
My role in the development of the new intro to SharePoint course (#1501) is to be involved in the selection and organisation of content then to review and pass feedback to the author as he develops the new material. Our goal is to produce a course that provides real world value in a way that […]
Measuring IT Project Success
I read a very interesting survey about IT project success yesterday, done by Scott Ambler. Check out the details of the survey at http://www.ambysoft.com/surveys/success2007.html. This is really interesting project data and well worth a look! What really struck me about the survey was the thought that we project managers do not use the correct measures for project success. […]