Executive Summary From a security perspective, RBAC always provides superior security to ACLs. However, there are places where the cost of using RBAC would be too high. These include: the security of Windows file systems, Oracle/Sybase/SQL Server DBA and employee-specific functions such as where an employee manages his or her own 401(k). Developers should use RBAC in almost all cases. …
Don’t Send a Resume says everything that any jobhunter is used to hearing: You gotta sell Treat yourself like a product Market yourself Etc. I can’t say that I disagree with anything Fox says in this short tome, but he leaves out the most important thing for me: You can’t be someone that you aren’t.
Again and again we see that customers want trust and trust comes from a relationship with an individual, which then accrues to the corporation.
Information brokers can successfully circumvent a knowledge hoarding culture by finding non-hoarders and in my experience, usually do.
“Surrender to God, not to some third shift supervisor.” — Peter Block, at the OD Summit in Chicago
I wanted to make an addendum to Why IT Projects Fail, part 1, which contains the bulk. Here are a few more reasons for further development. Risk management is not part of our vocabulary. We want people who are optimistic, not trying to find reasons why something will fail. IT does not understand that the change that they are introducing …
Right person, wrong job We all too often ask people with little talent for managing projects and clients to do just that. We see those who have a great technical vision and expect them to also have the skills that we in management think are so easy. Unfortunately, just because a developer can be an architect defining the technical vision …
In the end, you can’t know what you will need to have at the onset of your project. You can only get the optimized environment after you’ve lived with it and changed it. It follows that you can’t get an optimized environment for tomorrow’s needs until you change it for tomorrow. So, you’ll never be done; you will always need to make adjustments to your environment, or in response to your environment.
One of the secrets to a successful life is to have no idea what others think of you or to just not care, to speak confidently regardless of what people say.
The point is not to reduce fear but to increase hope.