How Outsourcing Projects Secretly Fail

Jul 21, 2016

Outsourcing of departments and services is still a hot topic in today's IT management. Managers love to put double-digit cost reductions on their powerpoint presentations. However, there's a problem: the numbers are often a fair way off reality.


Walking Away From Dirty Dishes

Jul 14, 2016

Imagine you've cooked a delicious meal and enjoyed it thoroughly. You're full, you're comfy, and you're happy. But the dirty dishes are still on the table.

You really should get up and wash these dishes right away. It's not a lot of work - put the plates and the cutlery in the dishwasher, clean the pan, be done with it. But your couch is really comfortable right now, so you decide to let them sit and watch a movie instead.


Let Your Developers Talk to Customers

Feb 10, 2016

Dear software development managers, please listen. Please, please, please, let your developers talk to your customers. I simply cannot understand the reasoning behind creating several layers of abstraction between our highly-valued end users and our just-as-highly-valued developers.


Time Tracking Done Right

Jan 26, 2016

Ahhhh, time tracking. Probably the single most hated task of today's information workers, but nevertheless an irreplaceable tool for management to know what their workforce is doing. Unfortunately, most of us are doing it wrong.


Start Teaching Today!

Jan 26, 2016

Have you ever thought about teaching others the things you know? You might be an experienced professional or just starting in your trade, it doesn't matter - I bet there's always somebody willing to learn from you.


Going The Extra Mile

Dec 30, 2015

The power of habits is such that they may pull us through difficult times, just by making us do what we're used to doing, without listening to the temptations of the world around us. The power of habits is a force that we can and should use to our advantage, propelling us through the hard parts of our lives.


Our Windows of Opportunity

Oct 07, 2015

How often do we wait a few minutes for something? For the bus, for the show to start, for a meeting to begin? And what are we doing with that time?