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Valet MySQL on a Mac

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Whilst I’ve become a huge fan of running Valet for local development – specifically Magento 2 which runs at a pace that doesn’t make me want to claw my eyes out – rather than installing Apache / Nginx, configuring, adding entries in the hosts file etc, I have found it trip me up a few times. A key one of these, is Valet may show mysql@5.7 to be running, but when you try...

Brochureware

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Brochureware refers to a series of web pages / website that exists to present company printed collateral / marketing materials in a digital format. Typically very simple and non-interactive websites. 

CATWOE

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CATWOE is an acronym for Clients, Actors, Transformation, Weltanschauung / Worldview, Owner, Environment, and is essentially a process that business analysts follow when understanding business goals, problems, and identifying solutions. 

Actors in UML

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In UML the term Actor refers to a human user or an external system that interacts with a particular part of a system; ultimately an entity that produces or consumes data.

Business Activity Model (BAM)

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BAM is an acronym for Business Activity Model, which is a conceptual model that shows what the business / organisation is doing. The steps in a BAM are: Planning Activity > Enabling Activity > Doing Activity > Monitoring Activity > Controlling Activity.

RACI

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RACI is an acronym for a responsibility matrix used to identify a role’s input into specific tasks – Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed. Sometimes it can be RASCI where the S is for Supportive. 

MOST

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MOST is an acronym for:

Mission – what the business wants to achieveObjectives – goals to realise the missionStrategy – approach to be taken to meet the objectivesTactics – detailed steps to reach the strategy