Oracle Unified Method

On Wednesday at Zirous we had a Lunch and Learn over the Oracle Unified Method.  Jill Roozeboom and Mark Meyers presented to many of our Zirous co-workers.  Oracle Unified Method or OUM for short is a system to develop software that is similar to the Unified Process.  OUM is a higher level methodology for software development […]

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Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle E-Business Suite

    In starting my new job a few weeks ago at Zirous, an Oracle Partner, I needed to brush up on some of the products Oracle has.  One product I started looking at is the Oracle E-Business Suite. The following is an excerpt from the book Oracle E-Business Suite: Development & Extensibility Handbook published […]

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Parkinson’s law

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” I am going to guess you have heard this quote before or some variation of it.  We all have had times where we make our selves busier than we need to be.  We can find our time used up on trivial matters that […]

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How to use LinkedIn Part 2: Network

Continuing on where we left off yesterday, Raylee next moved on to one of the biggest parts of LinkedIn, building your network.  No matter what career path you choose you need to build your network.  I have heard from many different sources to build your network before you need it.  Many people get that backward. […]

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Good developer, good tester?

Working in software development you run into many opinions of testing your software you develop.  Early in my career I worked in mostly Waterfall development methodology shops.  We would usually think that testing is what someone else would do to your code.  You would test it quickly and then move onto the next thing.  I […]

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How to use LinkedIn Part 3: Groups

This is the 3rd part of our review on Raylee Melton‘s presentation on How to use LinkedIn.  Raylee is a Social Media Expert.  The third and final part of LinkedIn that Raylee presented to Voices In Motion Toastmaster group was LinkedIn Groups.  Many people don’t use LinkedIn groups but they are a wealth of information […]

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How to use LinkedIn Part 1: Connection

How are you using LinkedIn?  Are you using it at all?  Yesterday I was lucky enough to listen to a Social Media expert Raylee Melton of Moth Media.  She gave the members of Voices In Motion a great overview of how to use LinkedIn to our advantage.  She covered three major areas of use for […]

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Are you Engaging your employees?

When you have encounters with management are you  feeling engaged or brushed off?  Are you respected for your talents you bring to the table or are you treated like a 3rd grader and given directions and told to take it to your desk?  I am always on the look out on how we engage our […]

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Who are you having lunch with?

We all need to work on our network.  Have you called that old friend or emailed your a former co-worker to ask them to lunch?  Who is in your network?  We meet people in many places.  You have people you work with currently that you can get to know.   I coach some youth sports […]

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Getting up to speed

What do you do to get up to speed on a new project?  I recently began working on a new application.  I like to know what is the underlying technology.  The current application I am working on is a legacy application built on Struts 1.0 and Oracle Toplink an ORM tool.  I am even deploying […]

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