Engineering And Bagel Shops

Bagel with Coffee

What do bagel shops and engineering have in common?  More than you might think! Bill Gates once said: “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”  I think most business should pay meaningful attention to that statement. At upper echelons of management, this kind of viewpoint on customer focus and process optimization is … Read more

The Alliance: Game Changer?

My copy of The Alliance

Imagine this scenario: A seemingly great company woos you with overtures about their great software, unheard-of cultural values, and equally great support of software engineering best practices. They promise you that the sky is the limit!  You will be working on the next generation of their flagship product, pushing the company into greatness, if you … Read more

Software Development Culture

Development Culture = Party

We live in an increasingly globalized and dynamic world, and the software engineering space is not immune to the challenges that this presents.  Companies are starting up, shutting down, off-shoring, near-shoring, and sometimes all of the above.  This post presents a hypothesis around the definition and assessment of a software development culture.  For the sake … Read more