In my first meeting with my financial planner many years back, I was advised that I should continuously monitor my portfolio of investments on a regular basis and make adjustments as needed on a period basis -- depending on their current and projected value. I find that this principle is true not just for personal finances but also for IT professionals when you are dealing with a myriad set of applications within your environment. HP Applications Modernization Consultants, Joe Sterk and Tom Klinect hit this point home in this video from HP Discover 2012.
It is Valentine's Day. I have made dinner reservations, bought the bouquet of roses for my spouse and I am about to call it a day. Just as I was about to call it a day, I wondered about my Valentine at work. I am one who ends up wearing different hats in the Services business and walk away with a wide array of emotions after I am done executing each role. And I am wondering about the role that I like the best -- which in effect, shall we say -- is my Valentine at work (Stop ! Don't let your mind wander).