Cloud Computing Promises: Fact or Fiction

Cloud computing is currently making information technology headlines, and vendors are aggressively promoting the many benefits it can provide organisations.  These benefits appear so compelling that on the surface it seems all IT can and should be moved “into the cloud”.  Upon closer inspection, however, for every benefit cited, questions can also be raised.  This […]
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Cloud Computing Course Day 3

The morning began with an in depth examination of Amazon’s EC2 offering. The IaaS Amazon offer is the most comprehensive currently on the market. Provisioning a server immediately from the rich Amazon catalog was illustrated when I demonstrated starting an Linux machine configured with Apache Web server, MySql database and PHP. Within 60 seconds the […]
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Managing Project Communication Using PRINCE2® – Part 3 of 3

We discussed communications planning and implementation of a PRINCE2 project’s Communications Management Strategy in my previous two posts.  There is a third key piece to this communications puzzle, though. Effective project managers must be able to receive, distribute and report timely and relevant project information.  There are seven PRINCE2 management products that allow the project manager to do exactly that!  Let’s […]
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Cloud Computing Course Day 2

Day two began with a comprehensive coverage of SaaS and some more hands-on work. We then moved onto investigating software plus services. A key feature of many cloud offerings is that they expose their functionality via Web services, either REST or SOAP style. Attendees spent some time analysing these service contracts. Examples included the Amazon […]
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Project Chaos and Change Management

In my last blog I proposed increasing your project success through stakeholder engagement and the use of SIMSCoM. This week I would like to take a look at the application of change management theory. You always hear people talking about change management, but rarely do you see anyone applying change management in practice. Let’s take […]
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