Documenting management experience

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This site is about documenting management experience, providing guidelines and tips, techniques, and recommendations for using management software.

The objective of this site

  • Document experience in systems development projects, quality and service management but also to
  • provide reviews and technical tips of favourite software, interesting sites and general IT tips and hits.

The objective is to share on subjects which motivate me such as mind mapping, systems analysis and visual learning. It is a halfway house between a blog, a shout and a manifestation of my situation as a home worker!

Having spent many years in information technology, I have a vision of the world as a set of systems.

As an independent, personal and business themes may overlap.

Mixing business and pleasure

But separation of commercial and non-commercial interests:

site structure design with enterprise architect uml

Evernote to feed Docbase online

Documenting management experience in an online database
Documenting management experience in an online database

The hope is to drive discussion and make contacts.

Originally on a PBworks wiki

I originally published this site on a wiki to document experience of IT professionals in systems development projects, quality and service management.

Part of the experiment was to determine how, as a medium wiki differs from blogs, the hypothesis being that while blogs are largely article-based, the articles once in place do not evolve. In a wiki, the approach is to improve content continuously.

We aim to document lessons learnt for academic use or for reference in Evernote.

Evernote and Enterprise Architect

I thought of creating a technical repository, starting with some Management Guidelines, quality and technical issues that I have met over the years.

If software and technical tips get an airing, then so should sites.

For instance, I was interested to see to what extent the incremental updates and update history of the wiki will be of use. It remains to be seen if wiki, in general, is the appropriate format as opposed to the linear database format.

Other Sites Used

I use Quora (Questions & Answers) quite a bit and find it very interesting, but some prefer Aardvark. So in time, I may write a more detailed section reviewing or mentioning a certain number of interesting sites.

As Information Systems is a personal preference, both in terms of theory and practice, I will provide examples of systems case studies.

I would like to debunk some IT and buzzwords since I realise how many new trends and concepts make out that this is the best thing since sliced bread.

For example, I recently looked and Joomla and Drupal, I don’t understand the hype since CMS Made Simple is far more accessible. In the buzzwords and concepts section, there will be some definitions, explanations or references to some of the more common concepts as time allows.

I hope to discuss

  • A specific educational section aimed at comparing aspects of the differences between the French and English higher education systems.
  • Some of the training courses followed including APICS Supply Chain Management (CPIM with MGCM), PRINCE and Kepner Tregoe Project Management

Comments are welcome, as are offers of collaborative writing in order to enrich the concepts, methods and reviews to provide coherent ‘essays’.

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