Category: Personal

Across the pond

2016 began with a very big decision for the Madsen family – we were leaving Australia and moving further north; Sweden to be exact. I wont go into the reasons for going. Instead I’ll go into some of the experiences that’s come out of this. It’s a big decision, upping your family from one country to another; selling your home,… Read more →

Windows Phone 10 update, stuck with error 0x8024201f; easy fix

I’ve always been happy to give cutting edge apps, operating systems and gadgets a go and when Windows Insider opened up for Windows Phone 10 preview I definitely had to sneak on board and get my trusted Nokia Lumia 930 (a gift from a very dear friend, Jin) upgraded. To be honest, the experience hasn’t been altogether a happy one.… Read more →

Technical debt – when the bank really can’t help you out

Not long ago I had a brief 2hr session with a client who were looking at implementing a collaboration platform (read: SharePoint) to support their massively growing business. The discussion as usual went around platform/product capabilities and as usual the topic slowly venture into requirements and different scenarios that the client wanted the system comply. Due to the growth of… Read more →

Life is a like a box of chocolates

“When the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future” This entry today isn’t going to focus on technology…but why a “aha” moment got clarity to me… Running a business can be extremely challenging, as I’m sure many people have figured out over the years – so it’s not surprising that decisions made in… Read more →

Stick to your guns – why lifecycle management is important in the enterprise

The concept of Application Lifecycle Management is not a new invention that just popped out last year and hit us in our backsides. It’s a very wide topic with a lot of categories, which includes categories such as: Project Management Change Management Release Management Design, Modelling and Issue Management Yes, that’s right guys and girls (honestly!!) – Project Management is indeed… Read more →