Misunderstandings... and projects

Cross post from LinkedIn When we last left our story, we were taking a ten thousand foot overview of some cognitive biases that can reach out and wreck a project. Both programmers and clients are victims of these states of mind, and it’s important to remember that we are…

Intrinsic Motivation: Why Bother?

This is Part 1 of a 3-Part series on self empowerment and intrinsic motivation. Living from passion is something I'd like the people I work with and care about to experience every single day. Part 1 will provide some background into what it means to work from intrinsic motivation and…

The Success Chain

Yesterday I attended an excellent session with Dan Sedor of Leadership Resources as part of the AIM IT Leadership Academy. The theme of the day was self-management--techniques for continually improving our leadership skills. The Success Chain was one technique we covered for building new habits. In the success chain, each…

What is .NET?

The .NET Framework refers to two things: the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the Base Class Libraries (BCL). The CLR is a virtual runtime environment for applications which provides basic features such as code security, memory management, and exception handling. It is based on an open specification written by Microsoft…

Value Up Front

I recently joined a few other PWG crew members in attending the introductory meeting for a small business coding event. The idea behind the event is to engage local independent developers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs with start up ideas by having local businesses describe their biggest industry problems. The developers…