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IT vs The Business

A business person is asking an IT person to implement a blog using XYZ NoSQL database and the IT person pushes back, but by the way here’s this business opportunity I thought of.

Why is it wrong for a business person to ask for an IT solution, but OK for an IT person to suggest a business solution?

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So you want a Windows 8 Phone?

I’ve been a Droid phone user for some time now and really, couldn’t have imagined using anything else. One of the things that is always important to me is, efficiency in work. That being said, Droid has always been quick to find what I need, actually…

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PM vs. BA

How many projects have you worked on that were run by a dedicated project manager (PM)? How many were run by a business analyst (BA)? Was there a notable difference in how they were planned, scheduled and executed? For that matter, does it make a differ…

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Speaking of resolutions…

It’s New Year’s Day and I am finishing the last of my traditional holiday vacation. Tomorrow, I will return to my office after a hiatus of almost two weeks and am sure I will spend most of the day inundated by emails and following up on the projects tha…

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Project Management Thoughts

Project management, unlike development in some ways, is not so much a skill as it is an art. Each project must be managed differently because of the various personalities, skills and requirements needed to complete it. This should seem obvious but, to m…

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Chicago Events – SQL and .NET

It’s been nearly two years now since joining the Magenic team and it’s been a great ride so far.  Well, the ride is about to get even better.
Next week, Magenic is hosting a new event titled the BI Summit.  This event is a focus point on the decision m…

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Defining What “Done” Means

As I left college, I believed that projects would be clearly defined in a functional specification (despite my actual experience up to that point). The grand purpose of the project would be detailed, the goals and assumptions would be written and indexed, and the expectations for uptime, performance, and similar non-functional requirements would be included.

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SQL Saturday in Wisconsin is a reality!

Last year I set out to get SQL Saturday in Wisconsin organized.  It was a goal of mine that I really wanted to achieve.  Alas, time and other things got in the way of me doing that on my own.  Conflicts with other SQL Saturdays, working on a few books,…

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Blogging Tip – Removing Sensitive Information from Images

One of the things that is fairly important when writing articles, blogs, whitepapers or even authoring books is ensuring you do not share any personal information in your screen captures.  This is even more important when you are using company property…

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Desktop Computing is Dead

As I was cleaning this past weekend, I did inventory of hardware that was floating about the house and it turns out that I have four laptops and one desktop. The desktop that I still have is one that I built around four years ago. It is up in the gues…

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