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Requirements Gathering: set up to fail

Without project requirements gathering, a project is nothing. One failure point is letting the wrong people gather the requirements. There are basically two types of requirements for an application project: the functional/feature-set and the technical. Pitfall:┬áThere must be at least one cycle of comparing Functional to Technical requirements to ensure they sync up, followed by adjustments to both (as necessary). …Continue reading →

Don’t Call Yourself A Programmer

I’ve always hated the term “Programmer.” Like a craftsman, I’m a Developer. Patrick McKenzie has a great writeup on this: Engineers are hired to create business value, not to program things: Businesses do things for irrational and political reasons all the time (see below), but in the main they converge on doing things which increase revenue or reduce costs. … …Continue reading →