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The beatings will continue…

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011

The beatings will continue… I often wonder how technology is affecting our ability to lead others.

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Book Review

Book Review: Touchpoints

Posted by on Dec 4, 2011

Your job as a leader is to take people from where they are today to where they need to be tomorrow…

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Tech Review

Tech Review: isodx – simplified systems analysis

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011

People. Process. Technology.  These are the three pillars that successful companies are built on.

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You’re going the wrong way!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013

One of my favorite movies to come out of the 80’s was “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”. 

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JIRA OnDemand REST connect with PHP and HTTP_Request2

JIRA OnDemand REST connect with PHP and HTTP_Request2

Jan 20, 2014

This article is going to be fairly brief as the code speaks more as to what we need to do to make this happen. We want to be able to use our new php based dashboard server to get data from an OnDemand instance of JIRA. This tool from Atlassian is a common one, but there are not a lot of resources on grabbing your data from the cloud. This article will walk...

Setting up a LAMP server for your dashboard

Setting up a LAMP server for your dashboard

Jan 18, 2014

We talked about setting up a nice dashboard to keep track of business metrics in our previous post. Let’s talk about how we get there. Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP/Perl are together known as the building blocks of a LAMP Server. We need to set one up.  I favor Debian based distributions, but I have used Red Hat/CentOS on occasion.  You can use either...

How to make dashing dashboards

How to make dashing dashboards

Jan 15, 2014

I’ve had a hobby of creating dashboards for various companies I’ve worked for. Something about putting metrics up on a big board help with keeping the team moving in the same direction and understand the impact of their actions. It couples two passions of mine: data analysis and graphic design. Having been asked the question on more than a few...

You’re going the wrong way!

You’re going the wrong way!

Nov 29, 2013

One of my favorite movies to come out of the 80’s was “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”. 

Failing Your Way To Success?

Failing Your Way To Success?

Jan 7, 2012

Is there a need for failures in business? Can we learn when we do not succeed?

Tech Review: isodx – simplified systems analysis

Tech Review: isodx – simplified systems analysis

Dec 27, 2011

People. Process. Technology.  These are the three pillars that successful companies are built on.

Book Review: Touchpoints

Book Review: Touchpoints

Dec 4, 2011

Your job as a leader is to take people from where they are today to where they need to be tomorrow…

Book Review: The 5 Levels of Leadership

Book Review: The 5 Levels of Leadership

Nov 10, 2011

Good leadership isn’t about advancing yourself. It’s about advancing your team. ~ John C. Maxwell Not all management books are created equally.  This book is near the top of my recommended reading list for leaders / managers.  I have subscribed to Jim Collins ideas in Good to Great and gained a lot of insight from its teaching.  One thing that I...