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.