Wrote 100 posts, learned a lot & reflecting on the top hits When it comes to age, the number 100 holds a special place. I have only met a handful of … Continue reading Reaching 100
How business executives took the good of Agile and killed it Conflict is as integral and essential to the human experience as birth, love, and death. From struggle comes both the … Continue reading The Unbearable Lightness of Agile
The “rule” of online community participation is not so cut and dry Do you use Twitter? That question might depend on what you consider “using”? When Twitter started, I thought it … Continue reading The 90–9–1 Rule of Communities
Is being overly passionate about your platform, software, or methodology choices affecting your ability to innovate? When I was young, I was told there are three things you never bring … Continue reading Are You Tech Religious?
In an era where software is eating the world, CEO’s need to build up their software acumen Napoleon is considered one of the greatest military leaders of history. Over the course … Continue reading Does Your CEO Understand Software Development?
You may have heard the saying “the customer is always right”. Companies that embrace this ideal can exhibit some weird behaviors. For example, the salesperson at a luxury store that … Continue reading Do This One Thing To Improve the Developer Experience
Quick word association game, what do you immediately think of when you hear “dinosaur”? Some snarky readers might say COBOL programmers, but I think of the word extinction. One solitary … Continue reading Does the Chief Digital Officer Matter Anymore?
Suppose your company wanted to build an entirely new digital experience for customers. It’s a complex project though, so you decide to remove some things to simplify the rollout. First … Continue reading How Outsourcing Killed Innovation
Could going open source lead to a life of crime? Are open source projects a gateway drug for becoming a full blown gangster? Listening to the story of Paul Le … Continue reading To Open Source Or Not
Most people don’t know I grew up in Brooklyn. Not the gentrified one with gourmet mayonnaise stores, but the one more reminiscent of James Buchanan High School. So when the … Continue reading DevOps Makes the Money
It is with some shock and a tinge of sadness that I announce that Microsoft is buying Stack Overflow*. I know many of you asked whether Stack Overflow would ever … Continue reading Goodbye Software Joel
Between 1530 and 1650, thousands journeyed into the deepest interior of South America. They were desperately seeking the lost city of El Dorado and its untold riches of gold. Ultimately … Continue reading Failure at Scale