The manager of the connected project

By Bernie

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Collaboration tools offer many benefits, but the most important is improved communication with stakeholders. Your communications strategy can be used to identify and map stakeholders. Your chosen tools allow the project team to engage stakeholders in a way that suits them, and many people have…

The Confidence Effect [Book Review]

By Bernie

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. How confident do you feel at work? Dips in confidence can happen when you start your career or take on a senior position. You can read how I handle them in my book, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome. People get in touch with us about it all…

Complex Project Toolkit (Book Review).

By Bernie

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Complex Project Toolkit is a book about project management paradigms and how to encourage teams and project managers to be curious and embrace uncertainty. This book is not a guidebook with checklists or templates, but a strategy-oriented approach. It is filled with examples from science…

Fuse reviews The Co-generational Workplace.

By Bernie

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Jim Finklestein, Mary Gavin and their book Fuse: Making Sense of the New Cogenerational Workplace state that organizations need to “create a mashup of the twenty-first-century workplace and the twenty first century workforce.” This approach will result in a stronger and more compelling economy. You…

Dave Gordon discusses the challenges of IT Project Management

By Bernie

I was in Las Vegas for the Pink Elephant ITSM conference earlier this year. I met Dave Gordon, the Practicing IT Project manager, while I was at the conference. We talked about IT project management, the challenges that project managers face when working on Software as a Service projects, and the cartoon laws in physics.…

New Training: Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2016 in Azure

By Bernie

SPOTO trainer Garth Schulte demonstrates the knowledge systems administrators need in order to set up and manage a SQL Server instance within the Azure cloud service. This will ensure that your storage, performance, and availability requirements are met. This is a new SQL training. It is no longer possible to run all your database requirements…

New Training: Microsoft 365 Device Services Implementation

By Bernie

John Munjoma, SPOTO trainer, teaches intermediate training in 25-videos. He covers the knowledge systems administrators need for a comprehensive solution to your network’s mobile device requirements, from security to cost and application delivery. This is the new Microsoft System Administration training. It’s difficult to imagine a job without an integrated mobile device. With the right…

New Training: Implementing Storage in Azure and Managing it

By Bernie

This intermediate training video, which consists of 28 videos, is by Chuck Keith. It covers the knowledge systems administrators need to create and manage Azure accounts accounts. It also covers how to secure and manage data in Azure Storage. It also explains how to navigate Azure File and Blob systems. This Azure Storage training is…

New Training: Install VPN and DirectAccess Solutions in Windows Server

By Bernie

This intermediate training video, featuring four videos, is by SPOTO trainer Keith Barker. It covers the knowledge systems administrators need in order to weigh the pros and cons for DirectAccess or VPN implementation and implement the right solution. This is the new Microsoft Windows Server training. As long as there is no mobility on the…