Kanban and lean methods for software development

A brilliant manager named David Anderson from Corbis hasa presentation up on InfoQ about his work in helping single project development teams, and eventually entire organizations, adopt a Kanban system for software development. Kanban is a japanese term that comes out of the lean manufacturing principles that originated with Toyota’s approach to manufacturing. David describes…

OpsMgr 2007, Virtual Gateway, Nworks MP

I ran into a situation where I could not get a gateway server to approve via the Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.GatewayApprovalTool.exe. It was erroring out saying that "The gateway name already exists as a computer instance.". After digging into the console (in the computers view), I found that the Nworks management pack had created a "not monitored" computer…

Consistency in Measurement

The ubiquitous mantra surrounding business intelligence is "the right information, at the right time, in the right format". There is nothing wrong with this phrasing. Information put in the right hands and in an immediately usable format can be very empowering. One of the finer points is around "right information" — how do we know…