Be The Mistake Maker – or – You are Going to Screw Up At Some Point

Mistakes the teachers of the titans of industry. They cost so much but probably have the largest return on investment as any commodity or service. In my years of work I have made a few epic mistakes. I think the last medium sized one was not confirming that a particular super hero of a developer knew that a tricky project was actually responsive. I could hear his face wrinkle and contort into the visage of horror …

Personal Case Study #1 – The Project That Would Not End

This is a story about Project Management and the many pit falls, challenges and utter victories that it holds. The name of clients and team members have been changed to protect the innocent. When I accepted the job of project manager I was fresh out of three years of writing procedural code in a Apache server with a Tom Cat server piggy backing on a windows OS. Needless to say I was a developer with …

The Interuption

Project management is a weird thing I tend to see projects from a developer stand point. How do I organize this project and gather as much information up front that I might empower my team to make decisions about the project? I think this way not because I am a great project manager, but because of my exposure to the kind of tasks my team is expected to preform. It is profoundly more complicated than …