Why you need to know about Google+

What is Google+? On June 28, 2011 Google announced a new social platform named Google+ (also written as Google Plus or G+).  Most people I know and reviews I’ve read compare the platform to Facebook. The influence of Facebook is apparent from the stream (status updates) to connections (friends) to photo share.  But Google+ has some unique features and a Read More …

What about the little things?

We’ve all been told that it’s the little things that make a difference. Sports coaches love this phrase. They tell their teams that it’s the little things, or the fundamentals, that win a game. In relationships it’s the little things that make people feel special. I’m thinking simple things like opening the door, giving flowers for no particular reason, or Read More …

Are you crazy enough to create change?

I sat the in the office of a colleague not long ago and made a comment about how I thought a particular company procedure was too bureaucratic. We’ve all been there. Maybe you haven’t voiced it out-loud, but you’ve surely thought it. My point was that it wasn’t necessary to go through all this “stuff” to get to real objective Read More …

Software Release Management. It’s more than an IT thing.

This is about IT and Business alignment. I’m fortunate enough to have worked in two different functional areas of a business: IT and Marketing. I can say with 100% confidence that business owners and stakeholders of software releases should be more concerned and involved in the IT release management process. The typical release process covers areas such as requirements specification, Read More …