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Category: Project Management


11:09:12 pm Permalink The Master Procrastinator

Categories: Project Management

I was surprised today to notice I'd not made a blog post for two weeks, so that's me blowing guideline seven (again). Perhaps if I stopped procrastinating and got stuff done? So here's some anti-procrastination tips from GTD Wannabe that have got to be worth a try:

  • Turn off the TV
  • Techno Kicks It
  • Keep Track of Time
  • Start Strong
  • Plan Ahead
  • Do It Tomorrow
  • Your Computer is a Distraction
  • Your Desk Can Be A Distraction
  • Pretend You Don't Have Wireless

I'm not going to get very far with 'Your Computer is a Distraction', but I can definitely make inroads with 'Start Strong' - I've spent a significant number of mornings doing nothing but reading through articles on reddit...

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08:38:56 pm Permalink Google goes after Exchange

Categories: Technology News, Web, Project Management

Remember when Google signed a deal with Sun and everyone was talking about them trying to team up and steal the office software market from Microsoft? A year later, that's not yet happened, what has happened is that Google has launched an initiative to steal the office collaboration market from Microsoft - and, of course, when 'office collaboration' and 'Microsoft' appear in the same sentence, what we're really talking about is Exchange, perhaps with a little SharePoint thrown in.

Feature for feature 'Google Apps for Your Domain' has everything important you get from Exchange and SharePoint (or it would do if the Page Creator thing ever worked) except it's easier to use and cheaper. Big corporates are going to blanche at having a load of key data stored outside their own network, but I expect Google probably have better infrastructure expertise than 90% of them. Small businesses are going to have to seriously consider this as an option over Small Business Server and startups can get all the networked business systems they ever need if they combine Google Apps with Basecamp, one of the many web CRM solutions and perhaps Amazon Compute for their application hosting.

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12:40:43 pm Permalink But we know what we want!

Categories: Project Management

An excellent analogy to explain requirements analysis to non-techies.

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