FredChap's blog

Days and (mostly) nights of Frederick Chapleau, an ADM from Montreal, Canada
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    The Evolution of Authentication

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    Authentication versus Authorization Authentication is often confused with authorization. I’ve even heard of an eCommerce course wherein the teacher was using both terms as if they were interchangeable. In fact, there is a huge difference between...
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    Center of Excellence vs Competency Center

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    When a project or initiative becomes an enterprise class initiative, it’s time to create some level of governance around it. Usually an organization has sets of practices and standards that it can follow. But how do we operationalize these practices and...
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    The Value Style

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    Today, software developers have a slew of alternatives. Many technologies are available, and making the right choice is always a challenge. Azure? WCF/.NET? Web 2.0? … Access? Why choose one architecture rather than another? All too often, I find people...
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    I’m Not ISO, You Want to Be ISO, We Can All Be ISO

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    Everybody has heard of ISO standards. Some because they have seen the ISO 9002 symbol suspended on a flag in front of a manufacturing facility, some because they are using ISO files, other, slightly geekier folks may be familiar with the ISO -8859-1 standard...
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    We Are Doing Daily Standups, So We Are Agile

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    Daily standups are a really good practice, even if a team is not using an agile methodology. But let’s try to clarify things, because the statement “We are doing daily standups, so we are Agile” is a little confusing. What is a Daily Standup? A daily...
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    Why being SMART?

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    The Importance of Being S.M.A.R.T. Many methodologies are trying to align technology related-activities to the purely business activities. With Premier (forgive my non-subtle link to the Microsoft Premier Services), we are using PSDM (Premier Service...
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