Clueless Companies Can’t Cope

I’m home sick today, so I’m a natural captive audience for free movies, or so I thought. I was half-watching a movie on Crackle (Sony) on an iPad, and the “preach to the converted” ads for new RIM products were repeated so many times that, frankly, I lost count and I barely managed to finish … Continue reading Clueless Companies Can’t Cope

Ed Catmull on why innovation and sustained vision matter

If you are in a software leadership position, this is worth your time. A Conversation with Ed Catmull – ACM Queue. Key quote:  “When computer graphics became practical, it reintroduced technical change into this field and invigorated it.

Software architects and strategic decisions: Build, buy, open source, or partner?

When planning a project, the world of specifications and agreements can sometimes run into collisions with Agile methodologies. What’s your experience with how this works in practice?

Building teams: Developers, not Programmers

If you aren’t in the software development business, this post is not for you.  These aren’t the droids you are looking for.  Move along! Once upon a time, it was Good Enough to have wicked good coding skills.  Master programmers would hand out assignments to the rest of the team, who would code up the … Continue reading Building teams: Developers, not Programmers