Archive for December, 2004

Vilfredo Pareto

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

We should all be reminded of the Pareto Principle now and then.
It sums up in a simple concept :
Use 80% of your time to do the most important 20% of the work to get the most valuable 80% of the results you seek.

The merits of planning

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

I sat down today with one of the (slightly) less experienced team leads for a long conversation (or maybe it was a monolog) about planning ahead. For some reason or other I can’t seem to convince him that planning for the future, and I mean more than 2 weeks ahead, is important and it is [...]


Monday, December 20th, 2004

Quite a lot has been said recently about micro ISV’s. This term coined by Eric Sink refers to one-man-crew (ring any bells anybody?) companies that produce software products usually under some sort of shareware licence. Since then a whole community rose around the subject and it seems that every geek out there is considering to [...]

Taken for granted

Monday, December 20th, 2004

When you work in a well established organization, there are certain things you come to expect from your employer. A room with a table, a chair, a computer with online access, a phone. You expect that not only for you, but also for your reports. You consider this the absolute minimum the company should provide [...]