Amazon EC2 Infrastructure Fosters Platform as a Service Innovation

Commenting last week on Steve Balmer’s claims on the Microsoft Azure platform got me thinking about some of the differences between the main cloud providers. One of the major strengths of Amazon as a cloud provider is the wide range of services it provides ranging from servers, storage, messaging to payment services. Coupled to this […]
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Teaming Up For Tomorrow: Project Leadership and Sports Teams – Part 1 of 5

Much of what I will talk about in this 5-part series comes from Dr. Peter F. Drucker’s ideas about leadership and management. Dr. Drucker was my mentor in graduate school. Part 1 of 5 will discuss the need to for taking a new look at how teams really work in project leadership. Part 2 of […]
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Project Leaders: Learn to Listen . . . 14 Keys to Effective Listening

A recent Internet survey by Coaching and Mentoring Associates, found the Number 1 interpersonal skill for successful project leaders to be:  Listens to others. Below are 14 keys to effective listening that I have gathered over the years to help me be an even more powerful project leader. Limit Your Own Talking.  You can’t talk […]
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Considering the BABOK Business Analysis Deliverables?

A core set of business analysis documentation is needed for all of your projects regardless of project size or type.  Have you considered using the BABOK® set of business analysis deliverables as your starting point?  These key deliverables define aspects of business analysis work and document project requirements across the project life cycle.  In addition […]
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Cloud Computing Adoption within Learning Tree

In this post I am going to change tack slightly. Rather than focus on Windows Azure I am going to illustrate one simple way that Learning Tree International is using cloud computing technology internally. One of the most compelling use cases for cloud computing is the so-called “Dev/Test”. In this use case a machine (or […]
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