Monthly Archives: February 2010

Negotiating the curve

  I was reaching the end of a job interview with an apprentice candidate for our architecture team , fresh out of his Masters Computer Science program. "And what starting salary are you looking for?", I ask. The applicant said, … Continue reading

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Integrity in the Deal

The salesman stumbles into the back room of the retail store, his suit in tatters. His co-worker exclaims “Are you all right?- What happened to you?” . The salesman replies; “Well I finally sold that purple suit we have been … Continue reading

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The Art of Estimating a New Project

Okay if you are an Architect or PM  reader of my blog, you are about to receive a free gift, others will likely be bored silly by this one.  This gift is the result of hundreds of hours of research, … Continue reading

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Who is your client ? Get a fingerprint.

It seems like such a simple question but often it is not such a simple answer. What I do know is the wrong answer to this question. The simple and always wrong answer is ABC company, the place I am … Continue reading

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Please hit any key to continue and any other key to quit.

Large projects automatically generate their share of humorous events and mishaps. The above statement was put into a dialogue box in  a program by a developer for the simple reason to mess with the QA & Testing group as a … Continue reading

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Feb 14 – Birth of a Renaissance Architect

Feb 14th – Valentines Day is also the birth date of a notable architect. Not just an architect, but a famous author, artist, poet, linguist, philosopher, astronomer, cartographer, cryptographer and musician. If that was not enough to impress you he … Continue reading

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Designing for what software could do to you

When I am driving in the car Karen is usually with me. She provides good guidance, telling me when and where to turn. Sometimes though I push her buttons and she really tells me where to go. She has accompanied … Continue reading

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