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NotesOn: Project Management – IT Testing 101

The opportunity is just too good to pass up. Absolutely classic. Setting all political discussions aside, after three and a half years and tens to hundreds of millions of dollars (depending on to whom you listen) invested, the release of the “Obamacare” website was an unmitigated disaster. There couldn’t be a better poster child example of how not to run a project, of any magnitude. But. … Click on the title to continue [...]

NotesOn: The Three Sins Of Software Development

I recently received a software upgrade to a utility used widely by both IT and non-IT users alike to help maintain and protect their systems. I am planning on rolling it back to the prior version. Why? Because while the company invested a great deal of time and money in their new product … they violated all three primary sins of software development in the process, making it nearly unusable. [Originally published 01/18/2011. Republished to replace lost posting.] … Click on the title to read more. [...]

NotesOn: Risk Management Life Cycle Addendum

In “NotesOn: The Four Fundamental Life Cycles of IT” I made what now proves to be an erroneous statement. Further research has shown that the name Risk Management Life Cycle has been used in the past, however … Click on the title to read more. [...]

NotesOn: Risk Management – Risk Analysis Process Addendum

One of the items I failed to mention in the original post on Risk Management (NotesOn: Risk Management – Risk Analysis) is that RA must be done from the top down and from the ground up. … Click on the title to read more. [...]

NotesOn: Risk Management-Risk Analysis

This post, Version 1.0, reviews and discusses the processes of Risk Management and in particular Risk Analysis in some detail. Both were discussed in recent posts but at a summary level. … Click on the title to read more. [...]

NotesOn: The Four Fundamental Life Cycles of IT

This post addresses the four, not three, IT (Information Technology) Life Cycles that are on the “must know” list for those working in and managing an IT organization; one of the four is a new Life Cycle (LC) that, while present and in use, has never before been named. … Click on the title to read more. [...]

TechNote: 9-WordPress Install – WordPress 2-7-1 Setup–Part II

TechNote 9 addresses Part II of the install of WordPress 2.7.1 on XP Pro SP. WordPress 2.8.x [now 3.x] has been released and I will update my site (and this post and doc) in due course but the procedures are essentially the same. Click on the PDF Link for the full content of the post. [Note: originally published 11/24/09, republished to replace corrupted version.] … Click on the title to read more. [...]

TechNote: 8-WordPress Install – WordPress 2-7-1 Setup–Part I

TechNote 8 addresses Part 1 of the install of WordPress 2.7.1 on XP Pro SP3. WordPress 2.8.x [now 3.x] has been released and I will update my site (and this post and doc) in due course but the procedures are essentially the same. Click on the PDF Link for the full content of the post. [Note: originally published 11/24/09 republished to replace corrupted version.] … Click on the title to read more. [...]

TechNote: 7-WordPress Install – MySQL Database And User Setup

The final step before installing WordPress, and any template you are using, is to setup MySQL so that WordPress can “talk to” its database via its user. Click on the PDF Link for the full content of the post. … Click on the title to read more. [...]

TechNote: 6-WordPress Install – IIS 5-1 Adding A Virtual Directory

TechNote 6 in the WordPress installation and setup series reviews setting up a virtual IIS 5.1 directory. Click on the PDF Link for the full content of the post. … Click on the title to read more. [...]