4 years, 6 months ago

Form Follows Function on SPaMCast 426

One of the benefits of being a regular on Tom Cagley’s Software Process and Measurement (SPaMCast) podcast is getting to take part in the year-end round table (episode 426). Jeremy Berriault, Steve Tendon, Jon M. Quigley and I joined Tom for a discussion of: Whether software quality would be a focus of IT in 2017 […]

6 years, 10 months ago

My Personal Productivity Approach

To be a self-sufficient contributor to an organization and/or to provide leadership to others, I feel its important to manage oneself first. I think using a formal/information system aides us in attaining clarity in our minds. That state of shoshin – a beginner’s mind ready for anything. This assertion, coupled with my own OCD around […]

6 years, 11 months ago

When Free Isn’t Better

Free is awesome. Especially at lunch. But as they say, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Giving away some of our own personal value/intellectual property is essential in winning business from others. Its the free sample at the grocery store of the warm, organic bread that lures you into buying the whole […]

7 years, 10 months ago

Life = Dojo

I studied (Okinawan Goju-Ryu) Karate not too long ago. It was perhaps the only athletic activity I every really enjoyed in my life. I because a karateka (student) in my mid-fourties. I studied at the local YMCA where my shihan held class for beginners. Beginners were age 5-n where n is something closer to my […]

7 years, 10 months ago

Deming’s 14 Points for Management and Team Development

Dr W. Edwards Deming’s work on quality control provided guidance for management and team development.  We reviewed Dr W. Edwards Deming’s work on quality control in Japan in one of my project management courses.  Deming is best known for his focus on quality and improvement.  Many of us are familiar with Deming’s Cycle for Improvement: (PDCA) […]

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