Category Archives: Editorials

Faith

I was back at my alma mater last week speaking to the computer programming class about making a living as a consultant. It’s a presentation that I do every year, and I thoroughly enjoy it. At one point, though, one … Continue reading

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Eyewitness Testimony

Here’s a story from my life (stop me if you’ve heard this one before): I was project manager for a purchase order/contract management system. At one point I asked the system’s prospective users if they’d ever need the system to … Continue reading

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Eyewitness Testimony

EVERYONE tells you how important it is to know the business requirements. And, presumably, you find out what the business requirements are by talking to your business users. That’s all well and good, except no one tells you how unreliable … Continue reading

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Definition of Insanity

So, I have a cat. At night, when I get in bed, the cat, desperate for love/attention/pets, throws his whole body against me. But that’s not enough—he then slides up along my body and mushes his face into my face … Continue reading

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Connections

AN enormous amount of my work revolves around e-mail. I get requests for work, and I get the components of the jobs that I’m working on through e-mail. I send the results of my work and progress reports out through … Continue reading

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