Posts by Date September 2010
I gave a presentation a couple days ago to the NYC chapter of SPIN — that’s “Software Process Improvement Network” for those of you who might not have heard of it. The presentation was on the topic of “Beautiful Software,” and you can download a PDF version of the presentation by clicking here.
In 1989, I made my first visit to India, and met with several of the pioneers who were launching the nascent Indian IT industry. I returned subsequently for another visit, primarily to see the IT group in Motorola’s Bangalore facility, which had achieved the world’s first SEI-CMM level-5 rating; on the same trip, I met the senior executives at a little startup company called InfoSys — and as I recall, they were able to squeeze into one conference room. Sobered…Read More
Here’s an interesting idea: an August 13, 2010 article in ICT Results, titled “Social networking for innovators,” suggests that companies should be focusing on networking tools for specific categories of people, rather than the generic-Facebook approach that aims to connect every living person on the planet, along with a few stray cats and dogs. Since most companies prize innovation quite highly, and since “innovation remains a fundamentall mysterious process, often the outcome of unexpected Eureka moments,” why not provide collaboration…Read More
I tend to devour and digest most of my news on the same day that it’s published. This doesn’t always provide an opportunity for serious reflection and contemplation — but news that’s more than a day or two old, in this age of instant-everything, is like yesterday’s oatmeal. It’s like watching re-runs of the Dave Letterman show, even when you know you haven’t seen it before… Fortunately, there are exceptions, and one of them bubbled up to the top of…Read More
Posts by Month
Posts by Category