Category Archives: Development

Getting the cart before the horse

We all know the picture of the person who hitches the cart up in front of the horse. It’s good for a laugh: how’s he going to get anywhere? In IT, we have a annoying tendency, though, to do just … Continue reading

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Permanent project teams cost more

Many solution development organizations within IT still have permanent teams in place, either for maintenance purposes or because prior attempts to create tool-based flexible centres did not produce the expected results. The strength claimed for these teams is that they … Continue reading

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Using People Instead of Code

It’s a rare IT group that, when a requirement is put on the table by the business, doesn’t respond by trying to figure out how to embed that requirement into software. It is, after all, what they are paid to … Continue reading

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Restore Your Balance and Reap Rewards

We have seen something growing over the past few years within IT organizations that is beginning to create a significant liability for the enterprise as a whole. Much like a chronic but unknown condition — something along the lines of … Continue reading

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