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How to Rescue a Software Project

Published 1 year ago

Almost half software projects fail by either not being on time (49%) or on budget (43%), according to the 9th Global Project Management Survey. The problem is not technical. If it were a technical problem it would have been solved by now with new knowledge taught in technical courses. Detailed analysis and intricate planning would then prevent delays and cost overruns, but it does not. The problem is in applying management principles to technology.


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Language Games in Technological Innovation

Published 2 years ago

There is a divide in how people talk. The devide is between those who build technological solutions and those who sell these solutions or visions of such solutions. When people talk about “innovation” and “disruption” it is a game to instil external motivation. Some people speak about innovation to fuel ambitions towards building empires or creating unicorns. Other people talk about radical change to chase people towards an unstated agenda: buy my product, pay for my services or join my following. Few people know buzzwords are pawns on the board in the games of sales and influence.


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When a Good Software Idea goes Bad

Published 1 year ago

Too often ideas in software are misapplied, making people unnessecarily jaded towards them. From technological innovations like blockchain to management innovations like Agile project management. Consider Agile project management, for example. I was shocked to learn this year that people are not happy with Agile. I thought it was a great idea. Over the last five years, I have heard more and more about firms spreading the Agile method. Agile has spread from software teams to hardware teams and from small startups to big firms. I've even met foreign experts who were flown in to make big banks Agile.


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