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Complex Adaptive Systems: Resources, Constraints, Depletion (Scope & Complexity)

Traditional Definition Traditionally in project management there are 3 constraints. Scope, Cost and Time. These all impact the quality of the end product. When dealing with complex adaptive systems we need to break this down further and re-categorise these definitions. See below: New Definition. Resources: Resources are defined as the things you need to complete a […]

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Formidable Forms: Set Entry Key as UUID

The following code snippet sets the entry key as a UUID in Formidable Forms /* Change Entry Key to UUIDv4 */ add_filter(‘frm_validate_entry’, ‘change_entry_key’, 20, 2); function change_entry_key($errors, $values){ if(($_POST[‘frm_action’] == ‘create’)){ $_POST[‘item_key’] = guidv4(); } return $errors; } /* Generate a version 4 UUID clarification: a v4 UUID is in the form xxxxxxxx-xxxx-4xxx-yxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx where any […]

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How to run multidisciplinary teams

A team is a multi-disciplinary group that acts in a coordinated manner, over time, toward a shared goal. It is: Bounded — Clear who is — and who is not — on the team Stable — Membership is kept intact for some period of time Interdependent — Members share accountability for a common purpose High team performance requires working agreements among team members across 3 […]

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Why Technology is largely misunderstood?

It seems to me that a there is a lot of misunderstanding about how to think about, manage and successfully design, plan for, implement and measure technology projects / programmes / initiatives. It’s probably why we still have very high rates of technology failure in the world today. So I’d like to discuss how I understand technology […]

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Machform: Create a Plugin

In this tutorial we will show you how to create a Machform plugin using some JS/JQuery code to modify the applications behaviour. To do this you will need to have completed our first tutorial. Complete that before proceeding. In this tutorial we are going to create a simple plugin that adds additional menus items to […]

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Digital Ocean: Allow Remote Access to MySQL database

We were initially having trouble connecting remotely to digital oceans WordPress MySQL database so we’ve decided to put this together to document the process for anyone else who might have trouble. Notes: -> Anything looking like [THIS] replace with your own variables -> To get the password for the database Use cat /root/.digitalocean_password Create a […]

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