Hold it against me: Britney’s new clip – Technology laden

Watch Britney in action. We can rail her as much as we want but she delivers great performance. She can't help with what nature gave her but she really grabs the best out of it. Technology is used heavily in the clip, the audio, the looks, and the moves. She is in touch with the current generation. So, even if this is not my best cup of tea, I really enjoyed it. Britney Spears_Hold It Against Me (Official Video) [HD] envoyé par wonderful-life1989. - Regardez plus de clips, en HD !

The Iron Triangle: ignore it at your own peril

Scope, Quality, Time, the iron triangle is to be mastered or you'll end up in a death march. Every single time. Yes, Every. Single. Time. Watch out and watch it.

The Software Architecture Document: tips and tricks

An SAD (not that you are unhappy) is where you put your software architecture documentation. Watch to get some clues:
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Let’s tame the scope monster with @jamasoftware!

I got this "infographic" from the cool guys at Jama software, who make the web-based requirements management software "contour" (which I happen to like much, it is much better than what IBM does with Jazz for example - but what else than bloat can you expect from them? Well, solid mainframes with z/OS and solid virtualization ok ok). And for the record, Jama has integration with Sparx Enterprise Architect with the Jama Contour Connector. So, world class requirements and world class modeling meet each other! Pretty nice looking, so worth putting on a wall, to raise consciousness on the issue. Get the PDF
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100 Patrons pour 100 Jobs à Liège – Business Speed Coaching

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to participate in the 100 Patrons pour 100 Jobs event. I was one of the "Patrons". Well, this translates into "boss", GM, CEO, you name it. Top brass over there, interesting. It was interesting to see people coming at the appointments (some no shows, but more additions than now shows, so my schedule was pretty much packed). Diverse, ranging from 23 year old freshmen, up to 58 old timer. Men and women. Great. The concept is a "Business Speed Coaching" and may lead to hires if there is a match. Given my business model, it was more about finding interesting profiles so that I could route talent to the right targets. Anyway, I asked people some questions, among which: "How would be someone hiring you better off?". I would have thought that people would come up with answers. Which most of them didn't. Wow, most people searching for a job or a career switch do not have a clue about how the company possibly hiring them would be better off with them at their side! People focus on what they can do, as tasks and activities, not how they can contribute to goals (exception: one person was aware, and I think that I'll recommend her to my good friends looking for a real HR (read: talent centered) pro). I kept on asking that and also "What are your key values and strengths?" as well as "Where do you see yourself using these for great results?" Interestingly, most people didn't even looked at themselves that way. Quite a number of them got some lights coming up in their eyes after having gone through the exercise. One was even jumping around in excitation. This was cool. And a good half day for me, and - one's hopes - a good day for the visitors as well. Advice: find your strengths and build from there. Don't care about your limitations, it is not by fighting them that you can win. It is by leveraging your strengths and passion. Some pics with me on it:

Podcast: Reaching Technical Excellence on a Technical Platform

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