Archive for the 'Team Management' Category

Making Connections, Connecting Dots

April 23rd, 2007 Posted in Team Management | Comments »

July 16, 2005 – Hua and I set up the company’s very first server at Broadspire LA The introduction of another full cabinet at a new colocation site in Downtown Los Angeles is evidence of the company’s progress and sustainability. I have heard from forgotten sources that eight out of nine companies fail within their […]

Analyzing Requirements and Estimating Project Length

November 14th, 2006 Posted in Software Engineering, Team Management | Comments »

Being commissioned for the development of a large software system caused me to reflect on the sources of past software production faults. Three elementary sources of problems were minimal or unacceptable project visibility, compressed schedule, and incomplete requirements analysis and design. These elementary problems resulted in secondary problems such as faulty software implementation, seemingly endless […]

Organizing Gmail with Labels

November 7th, 2006 Posted in Team Management | Comments »

Gmail’s “Why Use Gmail?” page suggests that “storing mail in folders with subfolders and nested sub-sub folders is not a productive way to spend your day.” Because search is Google’s primary strength, they encourage users of their free email service to perform a search query for an email of interest rather than actively organize their […]

But You’re Management!

October 20th, 2006 Posted in Team Management | Comments »

The desire of managers to be involved with technology is natural. They want to seem able to learn quickly and adapt. After all, failing to use new technologies puts a company at a disadvantage against its competitors. Effective use of technology can develop a small upstart into a best-of-breed market dominator. Management sees the potential […]

So, Where Do You Work?

October 16th, 2006 Posted in Team Management | Comments »

A post at /. points out a USA Today article that notes a growing trend where people perform their jobs at places other than home and office. I realized that I have been using Starbucks as a makeshift office months ago. In general, being able to work at alternative places during atypical hours increases productivity. […]