Dealing With People on Our Laboratory Informatics Projects

I sometimes say, “If it weren’t for the people, our projects would be easy.” Think about it for a moment. That’s truly the difficult portion. Things like programming are actually quite easy (said with the bias of someone who has written a lot of code), and even the more challenging bits, such as project management, are made challenging by the presence of the human beings more than anything else.

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LabWare LIMS Interview Questions

I was looking at my blog statistics for two days ago and discovered that someone found my blog by using the search term “labware lims interview questions” and wanted to address this more specifically. Let’s discuss the types of questions you’ll ask. First of all, by using the term “interview” we’re talking about interviewing people to bring onto your project. You could, of course, just contact me, Gloria Metrick, a LabWare LIMS expert, and make it easy on yourself. 🙂 But supposing you don’t want to take my word for it or have other reasons to interview other people, here are some thoughts on how to get started on this task.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

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LIMS and ELN Purchases: COTS, SaaS and Open Source

Where will you save money in your LIMS or ELN project? Should you pay for COTS? What about SaaS? Maybe you should go with Open Source? Well, these are all just part of the lingo. They’re not going to save you any money, at all, necessarily. One or more of these is right for you. In fact, you can buy a system that is all three of these. Should you? Well, read the entire article to find out.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

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LIMS/Laboratory Informatics LinkedIn Group: Part 1

For those of you who are in LinkedIn and wondered why I started the LIMS/Laboratory Informatics group there, here’s some history and general thoughts about it. In order to keep this blog post from becoming huge, I’m going to do this in parts. In this part, I’ll give some history and talk about what I’m trying to achieve with the LIMS/Laboratory Informatics group.

Gloria Metrick, GeoMetrick Enterprises, http://www.geometrick.com/

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