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7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (1) An Agent of Virtue

I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of tech leaders in various positions. In discerning 7 qualities of Inspiring Tech Leaders, the first, and most important quality that sets a person apart is their pursuit of virtue. There are few traits of a leader that are absolute qualifiers or disqualifiers, but for most of […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Cloud Horizon Models and Changing Responsibility

The cloud can be a somewhat imprecise term. What does it mean to talk about migrating to the cloud or refactoring an application? In order to clear up some of this ambiguity I’ve found it useful to apply Horizon Models to cloud migration efforts. The use of a Horizon Model is to define the states […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

5 Things I Love and 5 Things I Hate about Microsoft Whiteboard

I love the use of a whiteboard in collaborative meetings. It was one of my favorite things about meeting in-person and felt like it was a major loss when moving to a largely remote culture. I needed to replace the collaborative experience with something and also make way for a Hybrid workplace. Enter, Microsoft Whiteboard. […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

People Powered Technology

If you have read some of my previous posts, you already know that I am not one to follow conventional wisdom. Like many of my Concurrency colleagues, the idea of following generally accepted theories or beliefs it is not what excites us, and it is certainly not what drives us.

How we create value for our customers is not by following a solution-first approach. But it is more about following a people-first approach.

Let us explore together what I mean by that.

Jaime Velez by Jaime Velez

Building a Wildlife AI Twitter Bot with Logic Apps and Microsoft AI for Earth

So, if you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’ve been playing with AI for Earth and using Logic Apps to pull images from OneDrive for analysis. I had the fortune of working with Elmbrook Launch for two seasons and over that time we’ve incrementally improved the platform. The iterations went like […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

The Great Realignment

Much has been written lately about a phenomenon being dubbed as the “Great Resignation”.

But how come no one is talking about the flip side of this coin? Why is no one shining the light on what this phenomenon really means as a whole?

 I’d argue that the so-called “Great Resignation” 2021 should truly be considered the “Great Realignment.

Jaime Velez by Jaime Velez

Why Shadow IT isn’t the Enemy

Most large enterprises have built sophisticated corporate support organizations to handle tasks that can be consolidated and executed from a degree of standard. The goal of the centralization is to create consistency and operationalize the services being delivered. They aren’t wrong to desire this and much of this work is good. Seeking this end, many […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

De-Coding Effective Communication: Could Meta-Messaging Hold the Key?

Amid a global pandemic, we have had to shift the way we communicate with those around us. Many of our interactions have occurred using the technology we have access to, which makes me think – what am I missing? Has my communication become less effective? What can I do to be a better communicator?

Elizabeth Fleming by Elizabeth Fleming

We Don’t Need Project Managers

According to the Project Management Institure (PMI) there will be a huge demand and talent gap for project managers by the year 2027. Digital transformation initiative is further driving up this demand. But organizations don't really need project managers. They need something else.

Jaime Velez by Jaime Velez