Monthly Archive: April 2006

Apr 06

Nihilist’s Resume

Priceless.

Apr 06

Great article – why IT and users hate each other

The article is a little haphazard in the middle, but it’s full of great points and insights about the tensions between IT and the userbase.

Apr 06

Genetic Background Check

Neat technological study – for $100 and a blood draw, you can have your DNA analyzed to determine where your ancestors came from.  Very cool!

Apr 05

Interesting article in the NYT – is software entering the “Lego” age?

If you’re like me, you were fascinated by building toys as a kid.  Heck, I’m still fascinated by them, and I get in there and build all sorts of fun ships and buildings with my kids. So the claim that software is in the Lego era is pretty interesting. Digging into the article, it’s generally …

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Apr 04

Dealing with a strangled Sprint

One of our “must do” projects is getting strangled for resources by all of the other “must do” projects.  My boss threw out the suggestion that we focus on delivering something – anything visually meaningful, instead of worrying about the infrastructure. Given that the alternative is to abnormally terminate, (and as my previous rants have …

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Apr 04

A great read

Take 10 minutes out of your day to read this article by Reg Braithwaite on software project management.  It’s well worth your time.

Apr 01

Which is better

Efficiency or Effectiveness? Deb’s thoughts have inspired me to revisit some of my older thoughts on the same subject. I once had a manager say to me “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do.” Yes, but if you don’t know what kind of road it is, buying a ferrari (efficiency) …

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