I read a lot, one the most recent books is The 4 Disciplines of Execution which is, of course, about execution. The first few chapters are the most valuable, some really good thoughts on measuring execution, in particular about lagging and leading indicators. Lagging indicators measure what has happened – say product sales – and […]
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Here are three blogs I’ve been reading recently that are interesting. None about SQL, but you might find some value in them. Herding Cats. Project management focused, almost daily content. Lean Blog. Lean techniques, including kanban and kaizen, with a healthcare focus. Software Project Management. Lots of good stuff, including kanban. Let me know if […]
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Earlier this week I RSVP’d to an invitation to sit again at the bloggers table at the Summit. It was nice to be asked, nice to be included. The “bloggers table” is usually at the back of the room for the keynotes, with a good line of sight and of course two nice things – […]
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I read a note posted on the OPASS LinkedIn site today about our upcoming SQLSaturday and the two pre-cons by Stacia Misner and Kevin Kline. I say and think pre-cons, but does the new DBA? Their boss? Seminar, One Day Class, or something else, we need to call it something that resonates. Pre-con is in […]
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I’ve been with my current client for just over a year and I still get calls for the previous occupant from vendors, credit card companies, etc. I know that calling is how they figure out the person has moved on, but I get tired of the calls. It goes something like this: Them: Is this […]
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If you haven’t reviewed the list, head to the PASS Election Page. One incumbent, two appointees, one previous candidate, and one new candidate. All still have to be vetted by the Nominating Committee over the next week or so, then on to the election which starts on September 28th. Start thinking about what you want […]
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My friend Jack Corbett returned to blogging recently and one of his comments was not wanting to be the guy that just complains about things he think PASS doesn’t do (or do well). It reminded me of a comment I saw on Twitter a while back, that the poster trusted the Board to do the […]
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I was chatting with PASS community pollinator Karla Landrum recently and she asked me my thoughts on the auto tweets that get posted when attendees, sponsors, and speakers sign up, especially with regard to privacy. I implemented or drove the implementation of the auto tweets, trying as best I could to build some starting point […]
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Great story about a client who didn’t under the different between Skype and Sharepoint – while doing a Sharepoint initiative! It’s a long post, but worth reading. Lack of shared understanding leads to a lot of misery and its often very hard to catch. Election preparedness. I didn’t dig in to see if sponsored by […]
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