Hi! Yep you're right it's been quite a while again since my last post, but there's so much going on at the moment.
Currently I'm working on an International assignment for the largest Postal firm in Germany (well which company will that be?!) . It's a stretched assignment which fits in great with the Fast Forward program I'm in. The project is based in Bonn in Germany and so far it's been a great experience!
Besides that I've been to a training this week at Les Fontaines, Capgemini's training center in Chantilly, France.
It was great! Although it took so much energy physically, it returned so much mental energy and strength. The training called "Emerging leadership", actually took us on a journey through what leadership means, which styles there are, what style(s) you might have and most of all being authentic. The last item meaning so much as sticking to your own values in whatever you do. To me that means from now on keeping a close eye on my work life balance, especially since I'm abroad a lot at the moment.
Well another thing going on at the moment is that I'm in the process of writing an article together with colleague Sid B. Dane, about the combination of SOA and RIA (Service Oriented Architecture and Rich Internet Applications for the few of you who haven't been swamped by the Web 2.0 and SOE (Enterprise) buzz ;-)) so soon you'll be able to judge that I hope....
Another idea for an article is coming up at the moment probably about Configuration Management then.
And finally with the holiday season coming up, Shuap (the band I play bass-guitar in and sing) is going to play at a children's Christmas service. I'm really looking forward to that!