New challenges Coming

 

Long time no see, i’m trying hard to have some spare time to write, but it’s being hard…

Today I’ve an important notice,  since 2007 to Fev 2009 i was working in a Business Intelligence Project, last months i was in a Quality Assurance Project.

Next month , I’ll work in a Portuguese  big company as Project Architect for Enterprise Architecture projects.

So , this is the main topic after almost 4 and half years working at my company i resigned to become part of a wonderful project and join a new company.

I’ll also resign all my other projects.

I’m keen to start working with the Enterprise Architecture team and learn a lot new stuff.

cheers ,

Article at Mundo Universitário NewsPaper

Mundo Universitário is a Portuguese newspaper that explores University Student’s world and where i recently appear in an interview like article.

This article focuses the ideia behind Microsoft Student Technology Experience .

You can read all the article at (in portuguese) http://www.mundouniversitario.pt/artigos.php?art=2874

In my humble opinion the concept behind this event is unique and i don’t remember any other event that explores the relation between students and the IT market.

Microsoft Event – Student Technology Experience

I’m going to be a Speaker at the Business Intelligence presentation included in the Microsoft Event called Student Technology Experience that will occur at Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

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Communicate as a Leader

I’m sorry Again for all reader but you have been without any post for too much , first i must apologize for all of you that came here searching for some info, but my life is just to “Living on the Fast Lane” and does not allow me to share the knowledge that i consider useful for our lives.

Today is about leadership, long time with any of this, but in our lives at some point always guide us to the path of some type of leadership related issue, and i’m going to focus certainly critical problem that we all must went through in some corporate events.

There are four models Leadership communicators

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The Expert

The first type of leadership communicator is the expert, o

r the keeper of the mission. The expert holds to the organization’s mission—what the organization is and how it conducts business. Experts base their decision making on facts and their relationship to the business environment—how the company can anticipate and capitalize on market opportunities.

Colin Powell is an excellent example of the expert who understands the mission and what it takes to fulfill it. As one who was raised in the military as a soldier and then as a military aide to politicians, Powell knows his subject matter. When you listen to him speak, he presents his point of view as a matter of fact; in other words, he is abiding by the mission.

Corporate leaders, too, can be experts. They also keep close tabs on their human resources, always evaluating whether they have the right people doing the jobs and what they need to do to develop the next generation of leaders.

The Visionary

The second type of leadership communicator is what we call the visionary. Visionaries are those leaders whose ardent belief in their cause outweighs their words. Their speaking style comes from deep within, from their inner core values. Their mission is to persuade, to change points of view. And their leadership does not stop when the words do. Rather, it continues in the conduct of their daily lives.

One of the most impassioned leadership speakers of our times is Steve Jobs. A pioneer in the development of the personal computer, Jobs is a highly vocal advocate for the integration of technology into one’s lifestyle. An accomplished speaker, Jobs knows how to involve the audience, how to tell a story, how to use language to draw mental pictures, and, most convincingly, how to use his passion to persuade others of the inevitability of his cause.

Jobs mixes the language of technology with a gee-whiz fascination with the possibilities of what digitally based personalized technologies can deliver. His experience in Hollywood as a founder of Pixar, an animation house, coupled with his iconic stature as the co-founder of Apple Computer, lends Jobs a stature that few in his industry can match. Another secret to Jobs’s ability to sell his message is his willingness to intertwine his personal destiny with that of Apple. Thus, his message becomes larger than life and has more of an opportunity of being heard, not simply by dedicated users of Apple computers, but also by the mainstream media.

In our context, the visionary has a passion that supercedes spoken words. The message itself is always in what the speaker says—as it is with the expert—but what gives it power is the leader’s conviction concerning the cause. The visionary as a leader-presenter is consumed with passion. He or she believes in the cause and wants others to embrace it.

The Coach

The third type of leadership communicator is a combination of the previous two—part visionary and part expert. We call this type of leader the coach. The coach is a collaborator, the one who is called upon by virtue of her or his expertise in a particular subject. Coaches are those who change organizations one person at a time. They look for the unique way to communicate to an individual by discovering what motivates that person, e.g., more money, advancement, or prestige. Once the coach learns the motivational point, he or she can leverage it to help the person succeed.

More and more management, and by extension leadership, involves coaching. Why? Leaders are evaluated on the results of their people. It is up to the leader to enable the team to succeed. Success depends upon communication, as the leader must determine what people need and how the leader can deliver it.

Leader-coaches must adjust their focus throughout the day to address the needs of individuals as well as the needs of the team. The model of the successful sports coach is an apt example. Vince Lombardi was a coach who was able to communicate to players one at a time; his players say that he got them to play better because he raised their expectations of themselves. In other words, he elevated their own perceptions of their abilities and in so doing enabled them to play better.

The Transformer

The fourth type of leadership communicator is again one part visionary, another part expert, but this individual leans toward the visionary. He or she is the transformer: The mission is to persuade—to change minds. Transformers also are one part visionary. They know where they want to take their people, and they apply their selling skills to convince people to come along with them. The transformer as a leader-presenter is one who has both the information and the conviction to persuade the listener to her or his point of view.

Think of a successful salesperson. Think of the words that come to mind when you think of such an individual: knowledgeable, personable, willing to take questions, patient, and persistent. All of these are qualities that salespeople—and presenters who want to persuade others—need to have in abundance.

A good example of a transformer is Mother Teresa. As a sister working in the slums of Calcutta, she brought food, rudimentary medical assistance, and hope to the street people. Realizing strength in numbers, she founded a missionary order to carry out her good intentions. Their continual presence in Calcutta reminds the rest of the world of its obligation to those less fortunate. As word of her work spread throughout the world, she became a willing participant in “selling the mission” to those who could be of assistance. She badgered popes, princes, presidents, and celebrities, all in the name of her mission. She communicated her zeal for her mission through her writing and her public appearances. Her example reminds us of what it takes to make a difference.

Keep in mind that your leadership communication style may vary from situation to situation. One day you may need to be the expert, adhering to the organizational mission. Other times, you may act as the coach, willing to advise, but careful to let the audience make up its own mind. And still other times, you may be communicating in all four modes, depending upon the situation.

PerformancePoint Server to the Masses With Sharepoint

Microsoft announces that PerformancePoint Server alone will be discontinued,

PerformancePoint

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Kurt DelBene, Senior Vice President of the Microsoft Office Business Platform Group.

Says that PerformancePoint Server 2007 will be merged into Sharepoint Server Enterprise , and will renamed PerformancePoint Services.

Benefits PerformancePoint Services helps users:

  • Align government activity across the enterprise Organizations benefit when strategy and accountability can be driven across all departments: citizen services, finance, HR, public safety, engineering, IT, and other groups can all benefit from easy-to-use scorecarding.
  • Gain deep contextual insight PerformancePoint Services includes rich drill-down capabilities, personalized scorecards, reports, and analysis tools to combine structured information with unstructured data. Users gain deeper insight, which can help them make better and faster decisions.
  • Enhance the partnership with IT IT staffs spend a lot of time providing departmental users with information. Because PerformancePoint Services gives these users the functionality to quickly set up their own performance dashboards and scorecards, IT is freed for more critical functions such as meeting security and compliance requirements.
  • Built on the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform PerformancePoint Services takes advantage of the enterprise-level reliability and security, high performance, and scalability of the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence platform. PerformancePoint Services also makes broad adoption possible by providing robust analytic insights through the familiar and easy-to-use Microsoft Office system environment.

More Information at

http://www.microsoft.com/business/performancepoint/

Read the Press Release

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/jan09/01-27KurtDelbeneQA.mspx

Microsoft Event : Solutions for Business Intelligence

(For portuguese readers)

Este evento irá ocorrer na data de

terça-feira, 24 de Março de 2009 9:00 – terça-feira, 24 de Março de 2009 16:30 GMT, Londres

Soluções Microsoft para Business Intelligence e Gestão de Desempenho – Dos Dados às Decisões
ID do Evento: 1032402504
orador Rafal Lukawiecki

http://www.microsoft.com/portugal/business/eventos/bi/oradores.mspx

Auditório Microsoft
http://www.microsoft.com/portugal/mscorp/default.mspx

Edifício Qualidade, C1-C2
Av. Prof. Dr. Aníbal Cavaco Silva TagusPark 2744-010 Lisboa Portugal

Idioma(s): Inglês.
Produto(s): Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server e Microsoft SQL Server.
Destinatário(s): Decisor de TI, Decisor Tecnológico e Profissional de TI.

Descrição Geral do Evento

Neste seminário de um dia, Rafal Lukawiecki irá demonstrar aos Gestores e profissionais de TI como aperfeiçoar os seus processos de tomada de decisão através da aquisição de dados de negócio de elevado valor, utilizando soluções Microsoft baseadas no SQL Server, SharePoint Server, PerformancePoint Server e Office. Mostraremos como criar e entregar uma solução de BI completa que inclui: integração de dados e consolidação automatizada, análise de dados de suporte aos processos de tomada de decisão tais como, KPIs, scorecards e dashboards. Ficará também a saber como integrar BI no Microsoft Excel para uma utilização fácil no dia-a-dia.

Para tornar este seminário mais fácil e agradável de seguir, dividimo-lo em duas partes: na primeira metade, serão abordados os objectivos do Business Intelligence, e da gestão do desempenho, enquanto na segunda metade, serão apresentadas as tecnologias subjacentes para simplificar o desenvolvimento e a implementação de processos

Register here http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032402504&Culture=pt-PT

Microsoft DevDays 2009 Aftermath

Hi all!

This post its a little bit late, but i think it  worth your attention,

My hard working days don’t let me share my humble knowledge with my fine readers, but today i going to summarize what i watched  at the event DevDays 2009 held at Lisbon, Portugal.

So the main topics were:

  • Visual Studio 2008 – Test Driven Development – unit, example- http://www.geekzone.co.nz/vs2008/6187
  • ASP.net MVC , Dynamic Data – http://www.codeplex.com/aspnet
  • Visual Studio 2010 – Functional Tests, Automatization
  • Windows Azure – Cloud architecture and development
  • Architecture– Patterns and Anti-patterns
  • Architecture– Event Driven
  • Architecture– SOA Vs Event Driven
  • VS Scrum e Team System
  • Mock Objects, Dependency Injection in unit tests development .
  • Software Architecture/ Enterprise / Solutions/ Strategic

This is some of the information i recommend you to search for.

GRAB THE KNOWLEDGE