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The trap of being established, experienced and…entrenched

I’ve been thinking about executives and teams I’ve worked with over the years, and just how easy it is to get stuck, but find comfort in experience. We’ve all heard the line “one year of experience, ten times.” It’s insulting, and facile, and dangerously close to the truth. We must always be learning, always open … Continue reading The trap of being established, experienced and…entrenched

Don’t Give Up on a Great Idea Just Because It Seems Obvious

Sometimes the best innovations are intuitive. That’s actually OK. Think more about what would make a difference in the problem you see, and less about whether or not “must have been solved because it’s obvious.” There is beauty in simplicity. See more about this topic in this is great article from Harvard Business Review: — … Continue reading Don’t Give Up on a Great Idea Just Because It Seems Obvious

5 Common Encryption Types and Why You Shouldn’t Make Your Own

This can’t be emphasized enough.  DO NOT try to roll your own encryption, unless you are doing it to learn.  Good solid article, though! Encryption is frequently talked about in news, but it’s usually on the receiving end of misinformed government policy or taking part of the blame for terrorist atrocities. That ignores just how … Continue reading 5 Common Encryption Types and Why You Shouldn’t Make Your Own

Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

Glen Alleman occasionally overdoes the anti-no-estimates rant, BUT he’s bright and systematic.  This is worth reading. I liked this in particular: With these business principles of software development and projects in general, we can ask and answer five principles of project success What dos Done look like in units of measure meaningful to the decision … Continue reading Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them