7 Deadly Sins of Process Improvement/Change - #6 Ignorance
My penultimate deadly sin is that of Ignorance. Ignorance is purely and simply a lack of knowledge, information or understanding. Ignorance itself is not the deadly sin as clearly we are all ignorant about certain (most?) subjects. The sin is in failing to do something about rectifying your own or other's ignorance when it matters, or in pretending that you know about matters which, in reality, you
Fanning the Flame Wars - Scrum vs Kanban?
Thirty years ago the longest running war in IT broke out and it's still going on today - Apple vs PC. Since then a multitude of other wars have broken out, many of which are also still being fought out today, mainly across the pages of the internet. These include (but there are countless more) : BASIC vs Pascal iOS vs Android OS X vs Windows Rumbaugh vs Jacobsen Agile vs Waterfall PMI vs Prince 2 Apple
Redundancy - the Ultimate People Process
In 2006 I was made redundant for the first (and last) time. At the time I was devastated, not least because I was completely blindsided by the decision. Just a few weeks previously I had my annual performance review at which I "Far exceeded expectations", received a 5% bonus and a 10% pay rise. At that time bonuses were far rarer than rocking horse droppings and pay increases were 0% to 1.5%