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Chief Programmer Team

1st Apr 2010 - 11:40pm Daily Scribble
In software development, there are many different models in how to organize the team structure. I have read the Chief Programmer Team model in Rapid Software Development and Mythical Man Month and I always wanted to try it. The Chief Programmer…

Parkinson’s Law

29th Jul 2009 - 10:03pm News Clips
This is the classic paper on work and schedule. It is a known fact that work will expands to fill up its allocated time. Somehow our management take it one step further, thinking work can also be squeezed into a unrealistically tight schedule.…

Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule

23rd Jul 2009 - 10:41pm News Clips
I am not productive if I don’t get at least half of a day of time. Manager schedule runs only hourly basis, but I doubt how much productivity are those meetings other than showing your presence. If a manager need to do some strategy thinking,…

What is management

7th Jul 2009 - 10:33pm Daily Scribble
This is the third speech in the humorously speaking manual. The objective of the speech is to use jokes in the speech, open and close the speech with a funny story. Dear chairman, fellow toastmasters, honored guests. A big engineering firm outsourced…

Ineffective incentive

22nd Jul 2008 - 07:55pm Daily Scribble
Today we have our department quarterly update.  The director flew in town to give us overview of how the department is doing.  My project is the only project in the department, so it has very high profile and no room to fail.  Thanks to the stupid…

Project perceptions

30th May 2008 - 07:11pm Daily Scribble
Just come across a funny cartoon describes a typical project and the perception according to each stakeholder.This cartoon really describe my experience with the Indian contractors.  My project description may not be perfect, but it seems…

A sign of the company is in trouble

29th May 2008 - 08:00pm Daily Scribble
My company is getting a new CEO. The old CEO does not have any vision, so we actually have some hope that the new CEO will turn the company around. However today I heard some news that make me totally lost my confidence in our new CEO. My source comes…

Workplace Leech

12th Feb 2008 - 10:05pm Daily Scribble
There is someone act like a leech at work. Like a real leech, he sucks on other people’s blood to survive. In fact, he is worst than a lazy bone with zero productivity. He has negative productivity because others have to spent time to deal…

Selling Innovation to the CxO

17th Jan 2008 - 08:46pm Daily Scribble
I just come across a very interesting article, Selling Innovation by Blast Radius.  I would like to share its insights with my fellow readers.  In business world, every one knows the importance of innovation.  Be innovate or get leave behind. …

Talk to the CEO

28th Apr 2005 - 02:17am Daily Scribble
Today during lunch Bob Bailey, the CEO of PMC, sat with our table. I knew this is going to happen when we picked his usual table in the first place. This is the first time I had ever talked to him since I joined the company. He is pretty much up to my expectation,…
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