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Grow Fast or Die Slowly

I’m an active Angel Investor, mentor and start-up coach.  Because of my experience in software and personal interest I see … Read More

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A Great Example of the Science/Practice Gap in Business IT

I follow Grady Booch @Grady_Booch on twitter, and recently he posted a link to an article in CIO Magazine with … Read More

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Software Engineering Is Not Science-Based

I don’t have empirical evidence that enterprise software is continuing to become more complex and expensive despite advances in software … Read More

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Business Software Developers Should Be Engineers

At different points I’ve seen debates about whether software developers were engineers or scientists or even artisans. I’m sure there … Read More

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Waiting and waiting…

The majority of cases of disappointing software results I see are the result of too little design or too few … Read More

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Do CTO’s Have To Code?

Software companies of all sizes and stages of their evolution have a person (or more) who fill the role of … Read More

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What sport is your team playing?

In the United States leaders like to make analogies to sports, and compare their teams to teams engaged in sports.  … Read More

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Rules, Tools, Schools and Teams

Over my career I’ve been a technology evangelist.  I was passionate about Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) – if you didn’t develop … Read More

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Most Important Skill

What’s the most important skill for a software engineer?  According to a study by Li, Kho and Zhu (2015) the … Read More