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They’d rather be wrong: rejecting project solutions

August 15, 2008 1 Comment
They’d rather be wrong: rejecting project solutions

I have a new Baseline column up on the tendency of large organizations to reject the best solutions for a troubled IT project: The consultants, usually with the help of the employees in the trenches, would use their time, effort, and expertise to analyze the system under development or in production. They would arrive at […]

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The dangers of a successful IT project

August 7, 2008 1 Comment
The dangers of a successful IT project

My latest Baseline column talks about the risks that follow a successful IT project: But sometimes with projects that really shouldn’t succeed—that are attempting too much, too fast, with too many risks—enough things go right, particularly along the critical paths, enough superhuman effort is made by those involved, so that the project does indeed go […]

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Using a maintenance architect

July 25, 2008 0 Comments
Using a maintenance architect

My lastest Baseline column is up, in which I argue that setting up one or more maintenance architects within an enterprise can help reduce maintenance costs while at the same time providing a training path for chief software architects. Let me know what you think.  ..bruce..

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Sorry for the lack of postings lately

July 23, 2008 0 Comments
Sorry for the lack of postings lately

I’ve been doing on-site work in both Texas and Virginia, as well as having a case start up in Denver. However, I have some ideas for posts here and over at bfwa.com; I’ll try to get those out in the next few days.  ..bruce..

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New column up: distributed development (part 2)

July 17, 2008 0 Comments
New column up: distributed development (part 2)

My latest Baseline column is up, discussing how to make a distributed software development project work.  ..bruce..

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