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 →

IFA 2015 in Berlin – Santa needs TOIL

Yeah – Santa seriously needs some TOIL this X-Mas Most know (by now you should anyways) that I’m a geek and all excited about new gadgets – CES and IFA are two of my most favourite shows. Gadgets everywhere. This year’s IFA has just kicked off this week in Berlin and to say that there’s a few toys that’s caught my… 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 →

New horizons–a change is as good as a holiday

Back in August 2008 I joined Fujitsu Australia to take on a long term, SharePoint based project, as a SharePoint specialist. The project was challenging and rewarding, not without taking into consideration that I got to work with some excellent people, and as it’s drawing to a close there really isn’t much more for me to do. Now, 4 years… Read more →

Input, Output and Actions – Back to basics

I was recently going through my RSS feeds and found an old article that I’d apparently earmarked for later reading. That seemed to start a trend and I kept going further and further back – several years back actually. And that got me thinking…. What is the one trend that we (broad brush term) keep doing in this industry? We… 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 →