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What Makes a Good Manager?

I have worked with many managers over the years.  Some of them I have found inspirational, others absolutely unbearable, but I’ve tried to learn from them all. So, what is it that makes a good manager? Well, here’s my 5 … Continue reading

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Software Develpment and Customer Support

Here’s something that has bothered me for a while – being able to manage a software team which involves keeping on track with new developments whilst still supporting our existing customers. First, a quick look at the history of the … Continue reading

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Three Levels of Object-Oriented Programming

Everyone claims to understand Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), it is taught on nearly every programming course and is supported by nearly every programming language in general use. However, if my own experience is anything to go by, then there are very … 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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