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Socialistic Economics

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. …

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Personas, prototyping & usability testing

How many times has someone told me (non-techie)… oh but this should only take so long and how wrong they were. I have also been in various situations where prototypes are formed from a programmers mind to present information because they have not had a spec. Most prototypes I have been involved …

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The fluid organisation

What would the performance output of a fluid organisation be like? What would a fluid organisation look like? My understanding of a fluid organisation would be fluid malleable teams consisting of Leaders Workers Managers The idea is simple, the implementation would be ridiculously hard to implement, with resistance to change and all. I …

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Agile leadership as a team sport

In my previous post, I alluded to the idea that I prefer thinking of teams rather than individuals when it comes to work. I strongly believe that a team, even if it is just two individuals, is stronger than the individual. I also believe that diversity in a team is …

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Short concept analysis of synthesis writing

This is going to be a short post about what synthesis writing is about. I am considering whether to start a synthesis category for my blog. The idea is that all the knowledge that I have to process should be captured somewhere. I am hoping that I can sustainably do this with …

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Training customers to work with you

The damn user doesn’t know what he wants! The famed “User” is not to blame. It is easy to direct anger and frustration towards the customer of a software product. What needs to be understood however is that maybe the way you work is too confusing for the customer. We …

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Using blogs to get people to think

Having attended various conferences and other types of business gatherings. I have come to the conclusion that there are many people who spend most of their time at these events. They attend and listen, but in the end they leave with knowledge that fades, information that they have not processed. …

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Competition based backlog

The past two days I have been at a Agile Scrum gathering. One of the speakers was talking about how poorly the backlog gets managed. I was listening to him and thought about whether it would be beneficial to have a competition based backlog. There are two factors in getting the backlog …

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Recuva, my MBA life saver

So, I was stupid recently. I wanted to backup my MBA documents. Half a year down and 800MB later, I really thought it was about time. So I downloaded toucan and decided to use it to not only do backups, but sync some other folders as well. Hmm, well first …