Monthly Archives: September 2012

How to make things happen – some tactics

This post is the last one of my series extracted from Scott Berkun’s book: How to make things happen. In this series, I have already shared my thought and diagrams about making decision, building trust, dealing with crisis, schedules, not to annoy people, specification, how to improve your communication and about the middle game strategy… Read More »

Middle game strategy – handling your project on the right direction

This post is a continuation of my series extracted from Scott Berkun’s book: How to make things happen. In this series, I have already shared my thought and diagrams about making decision, building trust, dealing with crisis, schedules, not to annoy people, specification and how to improve your communication. The middle game strategy refer to… Read More »

How to change a service startup type with PowerShell

Changing a service startup type can be crucial after installing or configuring the service. PowerShell comes with an easy way to do so: Set-Service –Name theservice –Computer thecomputer –StartupType “selectedType” Where selectedType value can be: Automatic Manual Disabled Unfortunately, there is no support for the automatic (delayed start). To support the automatic (delayed start), you… Read More »

How to start or stop a remote service with PowerShell

An easy trick but often helpful in need of automation. I recently noticed that it was not possible to do: Start-Service –Name theservice –Computer thecomputer Instead we have to follow this rather ugly way: (Get-WmiObject -computerName thecomputer Win32_Service -Filter “Name=’theservice'”).StartService() To stop the service, same idea: (Get-WmiObject -computerName thecomputer Win32_Service -Filter “Name=’theservice'”).StopService()

Composition of a specification

This post is a continuation of my series extracted from Scott Berkun’s book: How to make things happen. In this series, I have already shared my thought and diagrams about making decision, building trust, dealing with crisis, schedules, and about not to annoy people. Today’s diagram is about the composition of a specification. A specification… Read More »