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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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Verisign reports on the state of the domain name industry

As a global leader in domain names and internet security, Verisign reviews the state of the domain name industry through a variety of statistical and analytical research. Verisign provides this briefing to highlight important trends in domain name registrations, including key performance indicators and growth opportunities, to industry analysts, media and businesses In Verisign’s  “Domain Name […]

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Welcome to APRALO (ppt)

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will be holding its 60th meeting (and final meeting for 2017) in Abu Dhabi (28 October to November 3) The regional and national IT groups who are registered and active members of the Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands Regional Organisation (APRALO) will be invited to attend […]

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CIIAG 2016-17 AGM report

AGM Report to the members of the Cook Islands Internet Action Group (CIIAG) June 2017 2016 and the first half of 2017 have been a busy year for CIIAG members regionally and internationally. CIIAG Vice President, Ano Tisam started a new job with the Forum Fisheries, setting up databases around the Pacific for the FFA. […]

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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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