The Cathedral and the Bazaar*

There’s a mismatch between what corporate IT organizations are offering their employees and what the best employees (at least some of them) are looking for. To understand the disconnect you need to understand the two opposing worldviews that underlie the...

Transform your Meetings – Q&A session

Al Pittampalli will be leading a Google Hangout on October 1 to discuss how to transform meetings in today’s workplace. Al is the author of Read This Before Our Next Meeting and the founder of the Modern Meeting Standard, a consultancy that helps companies...

A better project staffing model

I was looking back at some of my old posts, and there was one that really stood out me (not in a good way). “The 4 roles required for every CRM project” missed the mark. Here’s why… Job descriptions are on paper, People are not In my post, I...

The “So What?” Test

Noah Lorang wrote a great post last week on the 37signals blog: “What does mechanical engineering have to do with data science?”. In it, he discussed some lessons he learned from his undergraduate education in mechanical engineering, and how he applied...

The 4 roles required for every CRM project

Across the software industry, organizations often have very different titles for the same role. For example, I recently worked with two different IT organizations; one organization was familiar with the title Product Manager, one was not. Even with the different...