Yesterday I blogged about hosting a daily status meetings and some of the tricks I use to make it work. One of those that is worth extra attention is the meeting notes – at the end of each meeting I send out notes (not minutes – not that formal) that include: Who attended Key metrics […]Read more "The Armor of Transparency"
For the past six months or so I’ve hosted a daily status meeting for a large project. It started out scheduled for 15 minutes and as the team grew, I found that we often ran out of time – not due to idle chit chat, but because we spent 3 or 4 or 5 minutes […]Read more "The Daily Status Meeting"
I was chatting with a friend recently who had been in turn chatting with a colleague about first impressions. The colleague had gone to the lobby to meet a candidate and escort them to the interviewer, and during the walk had tried to make small talk, offered them some water, and didn’t get much interaction. […]Read more "First Impressions"
I was excited to receive the email on Friday that I’d been selected to present at SQLRally #2 in Dallas this year, doing my presentation Building Your Professional Development Plan. Always nice to get some good news on a Friday!Read more "Selected to Speak at SQLRally 2012"
Next Wednesday I’ll be returning to MagicPASS to do a presentation on SQL security for developers. It’s an interesting topic, with the trick – in my view – to focus on things that developers care about or need to know, and not load them up on things that only a DBA would love. It’s a […]Read more "Speaking at MagicPASS on February 22, 2012"
The first Sarasota IT Pro Camp is being held on Saturday, February 18th 2012 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Keiser University, 6151 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240. I won’t be attending this one, wishing the team a great event! Here’s the current schedule:Read more "Sarasota IT Pro Camp"
I’ve had my Dell E6500 for about 3-1/2 years now. I’ve recently upgraded the original (back when a SSD was a new thing) 64G drive to a 128G SSD, but otherwise spent no money on it. Good machine. Over the last couple months battery life has seemed to drop off, a 100% charge seems like […]Read more "Battery Life–The Hidden Cost of Keeping a Laptop"