Abbreviations: What do DEAD and DITO stand for?

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve been developing, defining, integrating and estimating projects for over a decade. Having worked with hundreds of companies as well as with tons of internal development and external consulting firms, I’m always amazed at just how wrong the industry always is on setting estimates of completion and deadlines for completion. As a result, I’ve come up with the new DEAD and DITO computations for project estimation and completion. Here they are: DEAD: Development Estimates and

Jack Welch is Wrong

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m so glad to finally see an article that questions the methods that Jack Welch evangelizes. I believe he’s inconsiderate, mean-spirited, selfish and greedy. He was only successful by making customers and employees suffer. He may alone be a winner, but it was at the expense of so many others that have lost. I was driving home tonight and thinking about when I worked for Landmark Communications. I had the great pleasure of meeting Frank

Who Pays You?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sometimes we forget that we’re ultimately paid by our customers. Tom Peters has a great post today about GM from GM insider, Mike Neiss: “Look, I feel bad for my friends and colleagues at [GM]. But I don’t feel sorry for them. They forgot design, they forgot the customer, they forgot R&D, they forgot they are a [car] company. Their demise was clearly a choice. Not a symptom of our economy, but a choice made