Category Archives: Business

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

I have encountered this problem over and over again; Software teams who aren’t capable of designing the product they are trying to build. I get it, designing the product can be difficult and boring work. You need to have long discussions, you have to write stuff down (God forbid), create wire-frames, flow charts, and it […]

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Herding Cats

The management of a group of creative intelligent workers is often referred to as Herding Cats, or as Wikipedia illustratively describes it: An idiom that refers to a frustrating attempt to control or organize a class of entities which are uncontrollable or chaotic. Creative intelligent people such as software developers and designers of any kind, […]

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Timesheets

Timesheets are the funniest thing I’ve come across during my career as a developer. Many companies use timesheets to track the amount of time a certain individual has been working on a certain task. Keeping accurate timesheets can be a great tool for gaining insight into your business. However, in every single instance that I’ve […]

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The Scale of Perfection

A great thinker once said: Time is money. When you start writing code for a living you’ll soon find out how true this statement actually is and unless you have a client who’s after perfection and willing to pay you by the hour for achieving it, you better be damn sure that your estimates are […]

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