Motivation: A Four Part Series
Part 1 – Motivational Building Blocks Take a look around your organization and see if you can identify any common approaches to motivation. There are four typical schools of thought on motivation: behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic and humanist. Let’s run through them and see if you recognize them in practice. Behavioral Approach: First we have the […]
Creating a Project Management Methodology? Consider PRINCE2®
For folks looking for a project management approach that successfully navigates them through the project life cycle while focusing on the project manager’s role in delivering a successful project, let me recommend PRINCE2. PRINCE2 (Projects in a Controlled Environments) is a structured, non-proprietary project management method. It is a generic, widely accepted approach to managing projects […]
Sharing knowledge and being social.
Wherever we may be ! Learning tree instructors are located across the world. For each course that we teach we try to share information and provide feedback to each other. As I mentioned in my last post how I am located in Ireland and Dux is in Washington. It’s not always practical or desirable to […]
Application Architectures in Windows Azure, Part 2
So, why would there be a need for different architectural patterns in Windows Azure? One reason is for scalability. While it is still important to separate storage, presentation and business logic as in n-Tier architecture, we must adopt a slightly different approach if we want to achieve the scalability available to us on the cloud platform. […]
What are you deploying? If you think it is SharePoint, you got it wrong!
I have had many discussions with clients that tell me ”I am implementing SharePoint” and ask my advice on how to best deploy SharePoint in their organization. I am going to argue they are not deploying SharePoint and I bet they don’t appreciate what they are really deploying. If they did, I think they would […]