Entries by Robert Bogue

Finding the Right Role in IT

People’s positions do not necessarily reflect current roles in the organization. In placing employees in a role, it is important to assign them to tasks that fit their capabilities. Whether you are a CIO, director, manager, supervisor, or worker, you have a set of strengths and weaknesses that are uniquely yours. When I was young, […]

Anatomy of a Software Development Role: Quality Assurance

The Quality Assurance (QA) role is the role responsible for guaranteeing a level of quality for the end client, and to help the software development team to identify problems early in the process. It is not surprising that people in this role are often known as “testers”. Of course, the role is more than just […]

Remain Productive by Honoring Commitments

Have you ever wondered what happened to that high performing team that you had just a few months ago? Have you ever stopped to think about why it seems like the progress you were making at one time does not seem possible today? These insidious problems can sneak up on you before you know it. […]

How to create a technology replacement strategy

When you are considering the cost of your organization’s technology, you must consider its life cycle and make allowances not only for the purchase price of the technology but also its support costs. Life cycle Every mechanical device has a life cycle. In the early days of the device, there is a period of “shaking […]

No Service

[Note: I wrote this a year ago, mainly as therapy for the frustration. I thought it might be interesting for others to see.  Since the event of more than a year ago things have substantially improved and I like my service except for the occaisional quirk.  I’m just glad I don’t have to work through […]

VCard Burster

So, at Crowe we run Lotus Notes.  (I hate Lotus Notes.)  Sorry, it’s an automatic response. Anyway, I wanted to export my contacts to sync with my Exchange infrastructure here at the home office.  No problem.  Notes will export to vCards.  Ok, there is a problem.  Notes exports to one huge vCard file with multiple […]

Anatomy of a Software Development Role: Developer

In a previous article, The Many faces of the Developer , I walked through some of the different types of developers that there are – different specializations that developers have worked on. In this article we’ll take a look at what the job is in general, how to get it, and what to do once you have […]

DataViewWebParts are Cool…

I’ve always avoided front page like the plague.  In part due to the fact that I don’t want to unghost my pages but also in part because I just dislike the tool.  However, that’s changed… The ability to create data view web parts and more importantly to convert list view web parts into dataview web […]

Remain productive by honoring commitments

Have you ever wondered what happened to that high performing team that you had just a few months ago? Have you ever stopped to think about why it seems like the progress you were making at one time does not seem possible today? These insidious problems can sneak up on you before you know it. […]

SharePoint Advisor Live! Day 1

I’m out at SharePoint Advisor Live!.  It’s good to get to talk to the other speakers to learn about how they’re using SharePoint in their worlds and talking to the attendees to learn about their challenges.  A few of the highlights from the day… Echo for SharePoint (www.winapptechnologies.com) – A winform based application to migrate […]