Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Creating a scorecard using Performance Point Server 2007

Microsoft is offering Performance Point SErver as part of its Sharepoint Enterprise edition 2007.

This is a very handy application to create some nice dashboards and scorecards for a company.

Here is a link from mssqltips.com that provides a step by step guide to create a scorecard using Performance Point Server 2007.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Scrum 101

Yesterday I attended the Girl Geeks Dinner in Auckland. There were 2 presenters Carolyn Sanders and Sarah both on Agile Development.

Presentation 1:
Carolyn Sanders. The core of the practice of Agile is the delivery of individual projects; it's where most practitioners start out and it fundamentally changes the way a project team works together and works with their stakeholders. Scrum is one of the most popular Agile delivery approaches at the moment. In this presentation, Carolyn Sanders uses one of her recent projects as a way to illustrate each facet of Scrum and how it panned out in real life, from start to finish. This talk is directed at developers, testers, project managers, PMO managers and CIOs - who are relatively new to Scrum and want to explore the practical detail at the day-to-day level of a single project. The session will end with a Q&A to allow you to explore how Scrum integrates with other parts of the practice of Agile, or dig deeper into how it worked for one team.

Presentation 2:
Sarah Fairbairn. Sarah is a senior developer who has worked on Agile projects in the past and is currently working on an Agile project. Sarah will give a presentation about development in an Agile environment, the pros & cons and pitfalls to look out for based upon real world examples.


I have embeded the link of Carolyn's presentation here

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Delete all data from a database

I had a requirement today to delete all data from a sqlser ver database. This database has about 350 tables with a lot constraints. I manually started identifying the order of deletion absed on the constraints and realsied that this can't be done in a day. So I hit the good old google for help.

Here I found a very detailed explanation of how to easily achieve this by Susan Sales Harkins. Read More

Rerunning a SSRS subscription report

Yesterday I had a situation where  a couple of SSRS reports failed due to a network upgrade. The SSRS report was not able to access the SQ...