Oh, give me a break. Obama’s staff is complaining that they didn’t all have phone numbers, blackberries or other equipment setup on their first day? They are whining because they are using “6 year old” Microsoft software?
Have none of […]
The area of biggest challenge I’ve faced in software development is requirements. Nothing earth shattering there. It’s hard to state clearly what you want and it’s even harder to pick what is most important. In consumer applications, using mocks of the UI (simple to realistic) is an excellent aid in driving definition of the requirements. […]
I’ve added a couple new items to my fundamental lessons I have learned from working in informational technology article. Periodically, the list gets updated, but I thought I’d elaborate on the two new items.
1. If you aren’t happy with what you are doing, nothing else matters. All your successes will lack value.
Saying “this […]
When solving a problem, if you do not have full context to the issues, your perspective will be skewed to a point where the chances of establishing a clear, effective solution are low. You might end up “solving a problem” that doesn’t even exist or, worse, is not a problem at all. This really comes […]
Having survived (and not survived) close to 15 “reorganizations” with a resulting reduction in force, I believe they were initiated with good intentions for the company. The road to hell and all of that aside, several of these were nothing more than exercises in creative accounting. This year’s ledger will show a reduction in costs while still […]