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Three Observations on Agile and Other Methodologies

I keep hearing complaints of projects who go sprint-after-sprint with their Agile project and can’t make progress. Regardless, the methodology, I’ve got three observations to pass along to readers. For the past few years, Agile seems to be the hot topic but it’s still no guarantee for project success. Read on for more thoughts.


More Comments Regarding 2018

In my last post, I talked about how I’m seeing a resurgence of leads for business in Comments Regarding 2018. As I think more about it and speak to more people, I’m not sure I’m getting a clear picture of the year ahead. Next, I’ll tell you why.



LinkedIn Message Workaround

I know it sounds odd that a LIMS/ELN/SDMS/LES blog would give a workaround to software that is not of that type of software. However, so many of use use LinkedIn to keep in-touch or drive business that I frequently seem to be coming across people having the same problem I’m having with responding to messages. With that said, I found a workaround and willing to share what I have.


Old Blog Links Deleted

When I began this blog in 2009, I started it with the outonalims.wordpress.com link. Eventually, I purchased outonalims.com. However, both links were in operation until I moved the blog back in September. At that time, outonalims.wordpress.com became obsolete. Being conservative about data migration, I left the old site up until I felt comfortable that I […]




Post 700: This Blog is Back On-Line

In my last post, I let readers know that this blog would start having downtime and a changeover beginning on Friday, September 8th, 2017. Also, just by chance, today’s post is Post #700.

The blog has been moved to a new host and is finally back up and in working order. You’ll notice it looks a bit different. While I’d call it a work in progress, right now, most of what needs to work is working and it was finally close-enough to notify subscribers that it’s back. You’ll likely see more changes in the near future but most are minor cosmetic changes.


This Blog is Moving Yet Remaining Right Here

Starting Friday, September 8th, 2017, I will begin moving this blog from its current WordPress hosting area to a self-hosted area. As such, even though it will be moving and you might see a disruption of service, the web address remains the same. So, in a sense, it isn’t actually going anywhere.


Being a Better Leader by Ari Weinzweig

Here in Ann Arbor, there is a company called Zingerman’s that is responsible for quite a number of food opportunities. From restaurants, to a gourmet shop, a deli, a coffee roasting emporium, a dairy shop (cheese and ice cream), a bake shop, a farm, and baking classes. Oh, and management courses. Yes, the place that began as a little gourmet shop and deli is also famous for its leadership courses and books (books which are carefully sold in select places, such as ZingTrain). I finally grabbed one of their books and began reading it.