Visual Studio 2010 – The Tools Keep Getting Better!
Whatever one says about Microsoft, you have to acknowledge that they do build good tools. The developer has always been at the heart of Microsoft’s business strategy and Microsoft has always delivered well thought out development tools. Specifically, for the Azure developer, the latest release of the Azure Toolkit for Visual Studio offers some nice […]
Fast Track Cloud Computing Training
I am pleased to announce that the materials for Learning Tree International’s new Cloud computing course are now complete and ready to run. This course has been challenging, yet highly enjoyable to develop. Titled Cloud Computing Overview: Evaluating the Opportunities, the course is one half a day in duration and is aimed at providing attendees […]
Does Being a PMP Really Make a Difference?
Many folks ask me if holding a PMP credential makes a difference in my work as a renegade project manager. The answer, simply stated is “Yes!” Job opportunities these days tend to filter out people who are not certified in their areas of expertise, regardless of their years of experience. I have always viewed professional […]
PRINCE2® and Risk Management: Defining Your High-Level Policy
When it’s time to figure out how to approach risk management on your projects, you need to start from the top down. Step 1 is to establish a risk management policy and high-level approach that applies consistently across all projects in the organization. Once that is agreed upon, then it’s time to figure out the details. […]
Microsoft and The Cloud
Observations from Microsoft Tech-Ed 2010 I have spent the better part of this past weekend reviewing material from this year’s Tech-Ed conference which took place in New Orleans last week. In this post I offer my take on what seems to be Microsoft’s emerging position and strategy concerning cloud computing. Certainly there is the Azure […]