Entries tagged productivity

Why Outsourcing Yields Successful Projects

Twenty-four years at this game gives you some perspective, as you gaze through your graduated lenses. I started out in a team-based, custom-software-development consulting company. And for the past eight years, I’ve been happily working at another — Jonah Group. In between, I worked for product companies, financial institutions, and …

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Must you use MS Excel 2010 as an MDI application only, always and forever?

What’s that? What is MDI? Whaaaaaat? Ha! Why that’s short for (M)ultiple (D)ocument (I)nterface. Ok great, but what is that really? Well, apart from MDI, there are also applications that work as SDI (and yes, that would be Single Document Interface). This has a long track back in the history …

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Re: “The Office Not the Best Place For Work?”

I just saw one by Jason Fried (TEDx Midwest), in which he contends that work is not a good place to get work done. Jason describes a pain that everyone who works in an office has had at one time or another. I believe he has some excellent points, but I have to take issue with his central theory that meetings and managers (what he calls M&M's) are the root cause of the problem.

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Hello .NET World

I have been a Java world resident for more than seven years now. I was recently introduced to .NET as we developed a web application using ASP.NET framework. Here are some of the things that stood out the most for me. I hope they can serve as a short and …

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The Dilemma of Software Updates

On every single IT project, softwares, tools and frameworks are chosen to develop the system components. Those tools and applications are selected based on many criteria: relevance to the project, easiness to use, price, license, knowledge from the team and so forth. Versions are chosen based on the same criteria, but sometimes deciding when to apply software updates can be difficult.

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