Code Reviews

We often read that code reviews are a good idea. Bugs can be found, people are encouraged to keep to team standards, know-how is spread in both directions and code becomes more maintainable. Also it helps sharing responsibility. So basically the time spent for the code reviews is well spent and increases the long term …

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How procurement can create value for IT projects

We know this, in many IT projects we need to make use of services and software and hardware that needs to be bought. Actually it often makes a huge difference, what kind of deals are made and how efficient the projects can work on this basis. I will just briefly tell a few stories and …

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How bad can a bad IT be for a company?

Just a funny story that happened some years ago… I wanted to buy some lamps in a stored somewhere 100 km away from where I lived. So I went to the shop, ordered them and bought something else already. Now I went there again when the lamps were there. I had ordered six lamps, but …

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Processes

We all encounter once in a while people in the teams who really love processes. Now processes are a good thing, because they can help us to work, clarify certain things and improve efficiency. There are even processes that are absolutely mandatory, for security reasons, for example. It should be carefully chosen where to impose …

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Not all projects are on ideal paths II (Tim Finnerty)

This is another story of a project, that did not go as well as it could have gone while I was there. From unsuccessful projects we can learn a lot, so there will be stories like this once in a while. The first one was about Tom Rocket. Tim Finnerty It was the time, when …

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Not all projects are on ideal paths I (Tom Rocket)

It is nice to write about positive things, how things have been done well, how they should be done well and how good we are and how good we could be if we were just applying the right technology and methodology and process and management… Tom Rocket Let’s leave that for today and write about …

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