Category Archives: IT Psychology

Borrow my time machine

Let’s just say: what if I owned a time machine? But it isn’t the kind that will allow you or me to buy a lottery ticket or invest in the stock market or anything like that. It only allows a person to … Continue reading

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The awkwardness of Agilefall

I’m probably making up the word “agilefall”, but I’m probably not the first. You probably guessed that it is a mashup of “agile” and “waterfall”. I know that these two methodologies are sometimes melded, to varying degrees. When you do it properly, … Continue reading

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Down time

College is designed to teach you a bunch of stuff, but one of the biggest lessons comes from “finals week”. This part of the semester also includes the week before finals, when nearly every goshdarn class seems to have a … Continue reading

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Testers, bugs and the end-of-the-world

*** Disclaimer: this is not about my current project. It is about all projects, everywhere. *** If you are a developer, and you have worked much with professional software testers, you will love & hate them. You will love them … Continue reading

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Management will prefer more tech debt (in so-many words)

Disclaimer: This is not about my current project or company. It is about all projects and companies, everywhere. If you are familiar with “technical debt”, I’m sure you would acknowledge: tech debt is bad, and if you allow it, you … Continue reading

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What to look for in a boss

Most people don’t often get the chance to interview or pick their next boss. It has actually happened to me a few times in my career. The first time, I had no idea what to look-for, or what to ask. … Continue reading

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Why it’s not my fault, why it is, and why it doesn’t matter

When things go bad, people have a tendency to want to blame folks. It is a bad habit, but people do it anyway. When I was much younger, I had trouble shouldering responsibility. When things went wrong, I didn’t want … Continue reading

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