PMI Houston Follow Up

Thanks to everyone in Houston for attending my three presentations yesterday.  I am already envisioning a couple of ideas to pitch for next year’s conference.  (How does Project Management Lessons from Genghis Khan sound to you?) Here’re a list of references that came up in discussion in the final session on MS Project 2010 changes:…

System Center Virtual User Group – Presentation download links

The download links for each of the sessions from the last System Center Virtual User group are now available at: All sessions: http://cid-4b30376adfa42884.office.live.com/self.aspx/Public/SCVUG/Meeting%20^311 Links to each individual session: Andy Dominey: NightWatchman Server Edition 2.0 Cameron Fuller: OpsMgr 2007 How to create and use custom groups Kevin Holman: Management group checkup – a database perspective Tony LaMark:…

Problem Solving vs. Problem Finding

Chatting with a mentor from a previous life recently as I prepped for a presentation, and he pointed me to this excellent 1986 article by Herbert Simon, the late Nobel prize winning social scientist.  If you’re attending my PMI Houston presentation on Project Teams as Innovation Systems on Wednesday, then this would be a great…

PowerShell, PowerShell, PowerShell

Do I need to say it again?  If you haven’t figured out by now, Microsoft is shifting from GUI administration to command-line administration.  Not saying that all GUI administration is going away, but PowerShell is the now and is the future.  With the new Microsoft wave, PowerShell is the main administration tool and even the…

URL’s from System Center Virtual User Group meeting today

Thanks to everyone who attended the Virtual User Group today! The following are the URL’s referenced in my presentation today on how to create and use custom groups in OpsMgr: https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2009/09/04/getting-the-red-out-opsmgr-and-defining-alerts-criticality-for-your-environment.aspx – Getting-the-red-out http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!1940.entry – Creating custom groups (Name, OU, AD site) http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!1969.entry – Using custom groups to create views http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!2035.entry?wa=wsignin1.0&sa=90489102 – Using Custom Groups…