Martin Fowler coming to Australia in March

A quick heads up that Martin Fowler is coming to Australia in March to talk at YOW! Nights in Sydney (8th) and Melbourne (29th). Martin has been a pioneer and thought leader in Informatin Technology for a number of years and has written a number of books including “Refactoring”, “UML Distilled” and “Patterns of Enterprise Application […]

The Project Manager – conductor or one-man band?

There are many different metaphors used to describe Project Managers. So many in fact that you may have cause to ask What the Hell is project Management, Anyway? Project Management metaphors Some of the most common metaphors used include: Sports Coach Military Commander Movie Director While some of the more obscure metaphors include: Batman Lifeguard Cat […]

Getting started with BPMN

The BPM Resource Centre has some pretty good tutorials for getting started with BPMN. For those who really want to produce top quality BMPN diagrams, I highly recommend BPMN Method and Style by Bruce Silver . Don’t be put off by the second part of the book, the first half is excellent.

Free one-way ticket to Mars

Fly to Mars, for free! Whether it’s wishful thinking on a large-scale, or a serious effort to colonise the red planet, the Mars One project is certainly a case of dreaming big and then trying to turn that dream into a reality. The catch is that there’s no return flight!

Free online Enterprise Architecture course

Enterprise Architecture is still something of a mystical term for many people. Yes, we all know it’s important but perhaps without full understanding exactly what it is. Generally one of the best ways to learn about Enterprise Architecture has been to take training in a methodology such as TOGAF. But there haven’t been many other […]

How to stay on top of the cloud

Information overload I sometimes struggle to keep up with the latest on cloud computing. The technology industry tends to move and change quite quickly and it is important to keep abreast of news and trends. But there is just so much information available today that I could easily spend my whole week just reading the […]

Three ways to avoid cloud bill shock

You might be familiar with mobile phone bill shock. This is when you travel overseas, turn on your mobile phone data service for a few minutes, and then return to find a bill for hundreds, or even thousands of dollars. But bill shock is not just limited to mobile phones. Cloud computing is rife with […]

Kill cloud zombies before it’s too late

Cloud zombies are real and wreaking havoc on unsuspecting victims. Most people think that zombies only exist in the movies, but they’re wrong. Zombies are very real. They live in the cloud and are known as cloud zombies. And if you’re using any cloud services, chances are that you’ve already created some of these evil monsters… […]

CAPTHCA issue with my blog – should be resolved now

I’ve been informed that there is a CAPTCHA issue with posting comments. This obviously slipped through the net when I resurrected this blog. It should be resolved now. It appears that the problem was caused by an incompatibility between the WordPress SI Captcha plug-in and JetPack 2.04.