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CS 428 – Winter 2019 – Peopleware, Part I (Chapters 1-6)

April 2, 2019 0 Comments
CS 428 – Winter 2019 – Peopleware, Part I (Chapters 1-6)

My lecture covering the first six chapters of Peopleware (3rd ed.) by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister. The slides used are here.

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CS 428 – Winter 2019 – Webster #01 readings

February 8, 2019 0 Comments
CS 428 – Winter 2019 – Webster #01 readings

In-class lecture on three of my blog posts on software engineering: The Real Software Crisis — an article published in BYTE (January, 1996) The Wetware Crisis: TEPES — A follow-up post written in 2008 The Wetware Crisis: The Dead Sea Effect — How IT organizations can go bad

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The Mythical Man-Month, part 2 (CS 428, Winter 2019)

February 5, 2019 0 Comments
The Mythical Man-Month, part 2 (CS 428, Winter 2019)

My in-class lecture covering chapters 4, 7, 11 and 14 of The Mythical Man-Month by Fred Brooks.

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The Mythical Man-Month by Fred Brooks, part 1 (CS 428, Winter 2019)

January 15, 2019 0 Comments
<i>The Mythical Man-Month</i> by Fred Brooks, part 1 (CS 428, Winter 2019)

My in-class lecture covering the first few chapters of The Mythical Man-Month by Fred Brooks.

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Overdoing the perks in IT

July 16, 2014 2 Comments
Overdoing the perks in IT

Rachel Feintzeig at the New York Times has an interesting piece on how the perk-rich environment of Silicon Valley is causing problemsĀ for non-SV companies: Years ago, it was just Silicon Valley firms that vied to outdo one other on perks, but as more companies go on the hunt for skilled workers to power their technology, […]

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