- Archive by category "Of Interest"
Seven Steps to Project Failure
For All You Foodies Out There…
Bummer of a Production Defect
Seth Godin on the hard parts
Does Outsourcing Destroy IT Innovation?
Chinese Olympic Gold Medals
$10/Gallon Gas in Oslo Norway
Town Meetings and Creating Community
August 10, 2012 Excellent post by Don Beckett from our QSM office in McLean VA. Nice piece Don! Seven Steps to Software Project Failure By Donald Beckett In spite of 30 years of structured programming, CASE tools, OO development, 4th GL languages, CMMI, and PMI, the failure rate for larger projects has failed to respond […]
March 25, 2011 The following url link does not refer to the software industry, time pressure on technology projects, offshoring, agile, or anything of the sort. It’s a remarkable essay by an 18 year-old emergent writer and potential marine biologist college student named Tara Mah (my daughter) who has found her voice as she expresses […]
December 28, 2010 Merry Christmas Everyone!
November 19, 2010 This is a great re-post of a blog entry by my former college classmate Seth Godin. I decided to share it here. For more on Seth’s prognostications, check out Seth’s blog. As to our industry, we know the answer. SOFTWARE IS THE HARD PART. Sure, but what’s the hard part? Every project […]
September 28, 2010 It seems to me that innovation is alive and well, especially at Apple. Fascinating… See this link.
August 1, 2010 Fascinating article here by Susan Cramm out of the Harvard Business Review, posted by Bloomberg. Does Outsourcing Destroy IT Innovation? Andy Grove penned a fascinating commentary about the impact of outsourcing on American job creation, and the subsequent ability to innovate in the sectors that have been outsourced. He challenges the belief […]
May 16, 2009 A slightly off-topic post, off my Facebook. I’m thinking of a mother who lost a son on the hijacked plane that struck WTC Tower2 on 9/11. Then deciding with her husband to build a girls school in Logar Afghanistan – land where terrorists were trained – as a way to make PEACE; […]
August 31, 2008 Factoid: in 1984, China didn’t win a single Olympic medal. In the last Olympics in Beijing, they won an incredible 51 gold medals, The next closest was the United States at 36, and Russia at 23. When I heard that statistic while on vacation last week with my children in Ogunguit Maine, […]
May 25, 2008 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24896249/?GT1=43001 In Oslo this week working with a client, a large multinational engineering firm. At one point, I thought my eyes were fooling me, jetlag and all, but it was real. Gas prices at almost 13 NOK (Norwegian Kroner) per liter. At the current exchange of $5 dollars per Kroner, that’s almost […]
February 28, 2008 Whew! The last couple of weeks have been crazy, and as always I feel grumpy when I don’t get to fill folks in on this blog as often as I want to. Maybe there’s a new psychological condition that I’m experiencing these days – blog guilt. (Something a recovering Catholic like me […]