Introduction It is easy to assume that the so-called Big Tech companies are successful because they have the biggest budgets to employ the brightest engineers. But, as with most generalisations, the truth is more nuanced, hidden from view, and sometimes highly misleading. What makes tech companies successful is a combination
Mirror mirror on the wall, whose role is most impactful of them all? “What a dumb and easy question”, you may think. Yet the part of your thought that followed immediately, could be radically different from what the mirror might actually reply. Scores of mirrors would chant: “You, the CTO!
Let's set some basic assumptions before we dive into this rant. * People, engineers, human capital, are the most valuable asset any technology company has. There is no doubt that methodology and process come second after the core culture that is made of people. Waterfall or agile, XP or SAFe (God
It is no longer in vogue to be a grumpy old man. Was it ever? Probably not. Many grumpy old men are not that old. And more than a few are not men, The fact is that many are grumpy for one of two reasons - they are either distressed
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