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What Really Happened?

I have for some time now been aware of this question, in different forms, coming up when something has happened. Or perhaps, not happened. Due to a range of engagements, I have even been asked to judge between different versions. … Læs resten

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Not that there are that many difficult people

Neil Green has made a nice chart of 42 types of difficult people you can meet in software development. I don’t think I have met that many difficult people in my career, but the types are actually quite spot on.

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Customer-driven

In the story about LiveJournal, there is this: “We were always saying we were fighting for the users, that we would run everything by the community before we did anything,” says Mark Smith, a software engineer who worked on LiveJournal … Læs resten

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122 lessons learned for project managers

NASA published a list of 122 lessons learned in project management some 10 years ago. I only just found it but can attest to most of them and I believe the rest. Only, NASA seem to take project management a … Læs resten

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Money has 3 states

One misunderstanding that management often have about money, is that money doesn’t have 2 states, but 3. Positive, negative and zero. I’ll explain. When you have the financial responsibility of an organisation, you become focused on the financial result; profit … Læs resten

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We always copy the bad ideas from USA

Anyone, anyone, with even the tiniest knowledge of the situation at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, will know that identity politics running amok is a catastrophe. I will not link to the hundreds of videos showing people verbally abusing each-other, … Læs resten

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Open-plan offices are bad in every way

This is a topic that I will probably return to every now and then; first of all because every few years new research find that open-plan offices are even worse than we knew before, but secondly because I once fought … Læs resten

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Two views of Musk

One, the man should have someone else control his communication. Or, at least, do what any sensible person does, don’t tweet / call / drive / do an interview while high / drunk / manic. Two, it is quite possible … Læs resten

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Tag ved lære af Danske Bank

Anders Heide Mortensen skrev i går følgende: Hold op med at omskrive historien, Danske Bank-medarbejdere. I en årrække leverede jeres mikroskopiske, inferiøre afdeling i Estland hver tiende overskudskrone, jeres bank tjente. Hver tiende. Filialen høvlede penge hjem til jeres koncern, som … Læs resten

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The other side of the Peter Principle

Do it once, it's an experiment.Do it a bit, it's a phase.Do it a little for a long time, it's a hobby.Do it a lot for a long time, it's a calling.Do it constantly, it's an obsession.The world shames you … Læs resten

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