Category Archives: peopleware

Why do developers think they know everything?

Ok, so maybe it’s not just developers who think they know everything, but there does seem to be a stronger concentration of ‘know-it-alls’ within our community. You know the person, they are always right and they are unable to see … Continue reading

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Changing Managers

As part of a very successful and growing company it has been interesting to observe and be part of the changes that have taken place. When I first became Software Development Manager I had responsibility for all aspects of our … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Projects

I’ve recently had the opportunity to be part of two similar projects each being run using a different methodology. Both projects ran for a year, with the second project a continuation of the first. Let’s look at the various aspects … Continue reading

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Staff Appraisals

It’s that time of year where I need to appraise all my staff and present recommendations to the board on any adjustments to their job roles and salaries.  I thought I’d use this post to collect my thoughts on how … Continue reading

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Thoughts behind Project Management Alchemy

I had intended this follow up to Project Management Alchemy to be written a little quicker than it has been.  However, my work has taken me on a couple of foreign trips (to Copenhagen and New York) and my free time … Continue reading

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The Bradford Factor

As you may have picked up from my last post, I am a Bradford City fan having spent 13 years of my life growing up in the city.  However, this post discusses the Bradford Factor a method recently introduced at … Continue reading

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