Valve Game Company Values : Helping People Do Great Work

I’ve read this book Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork. Start the Work That Matters by Michael Stanier. Stanier’s book supports the idea of searching out the work that truly inspires you and makes you feel useful and productive.  Definitely a good book.  This is truly an important concept for most of us and frequently forgotten.  It is what makes Read more […]

Why do programmers waste time testing?

Over the years I’ve had various clients trying to tell me how long it will take to program something. Usually all in the infamous, “If you know what you’re doing, this won’t take long.”  I’m sure there are more than a few programmers/designers out there who can relate to that statement.  Well, we can all argue till we’re blue in the face with clients Read more […]

How Project Pyramids Work for Your Project

Once upon a time in a land far far away, I used to think that project management included only time, budget and quality.  Then I sat down and read a book about Agile Software Development and went back to the drawing board in my brain.  Thinking back to past projects, my failures and successes all make a lot more sense.  By including scope, a project Read more […]