Monthly Archives: October 2011

Some History: Half a Century of Failure

Obviously, Dear Reader, you, along with everyone I’ve ever worked with or interviewed have never really screwed up a bit of software development. Oh no. You’re a professional. You don’t make mistakes. Like the Pope, or Mrs. Thatcher, or Stalin. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Software Projects: How to Make an Absolute Mess of Them

When interviewing, there is one question I always put to the hapless chump in front of me. Fixing him with a beady eye, I adopt my most intimidating demeanour and ask, “Can you describe a situation in your working life … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments