Tech needs better leaders

How to land your next dev job

I sometimes get questions through LinkedIn from developers looking to land a new job. Sometimes these people are junior-juniors looking for their first project. In other cases, they have some...

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Cutting scope is the healthy option

Scrum teams and their JIRA Backlog. Analysts and their Functional Requirements. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Yet we tackle software development by spelling out a list of...

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Cheap – Fast – Good: pick 3

Cheap - Fast - Good Conventional internet wisdom tells us we should pick two. It's often visualised in one of these Venn diagrams: The thing with conventional internet wisdom is...

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Lean: a quick success story

Sometimes it can feel that discussions about Agile and Lean are purely academic. Most of those articles are the business equivalent of those motivational TED Talks. But sometimes, you watch...

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A case for individuality

A team is a network of individuals working towards a common goal. There's a lot of literature about the teams and the networks and the goals, but I would like...

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The Price is Fixed: Come on down!

Fixed Price Projects have a bad reputation. If you've worked in our industry for a while, you'll understand why. We overpromise to close the sale and underdeliver when reality hits...

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Help for non-technical founders

We're living in an age of online entrepreneurs. The number of people going out on their own has grown even in the most risk-averse cultures. (hello, Belgium!) Nowadays, there is no...

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Where are the techies?

Our leadership is behind. Technology is moving too fast to keep up.  We see companies fail to adopt vital technologies and waste their resources on meaningless blockchain pilots. Leadership seems to be lacking...

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