Do you Have an Agenda

If you are scheduling or holding a meeting and you DON’T have an Agenda, then I suggest you cancel your meeting and prepare an agenda ASAP. Usually, there are people who are interested in the outcome of a meeting who will contribute to the items that they would like to have ON the agenda soContinue reading “Do you Have an Agenda”

More Agilist Questions

Based on my earliest interviews, I have added some new questions to my interview plans: Thank you, in advance, if you decide to offer your responses to these questions. bgbg

A Questionnaire for Agilists

I am working on another written piece where the “working title” is “The Agilist: A Series of Perspectives”. So far I have interviewed several folks who call themselves “Agilists” and I am collecting their thoughts and forming an impression of how I want to write about this new Job Title / Skill set. Here isContinue reading “A Questionnaire for Agilists”

Project Management Handbook Introduction

I have been in Information Technology (IT) since before it was called IT! At the beginning of my technology-based career, our groups or departments were typically referred to as “Electronic Data Processing” using “Electronic Accounting Machines” and the media for the data that was processed in the accounting machines was punched cards that were eitherContinue reading “Project Management Handbook Introduction”

Space: The Old – New Frontier

Are you working for a company that still has leased or owned space that is underutilized? Are you concerned for the financial viability of your company while they continue to pay for / maintain their unused office space? What do you think you and your company could do with this space that would relieve someContinue reading “Space: The Old – New Frontier”

SCRUM / Sprint Sequencing

Data and application processing evolve. Each of these application components starts at a certain stage in their life cycle and change as the rest of the application’s capabilities mature. Putting order to the Sequence of Sprints in an Application Development project could take advantage of these evolutionary cycles in order to implement a scope ofContinue reading “SCRUM / Sprint Sequencing”

The Transition Has Begun

As of April, 2020; I have begun moving the content of this blog to my new site: http://www.thepathtoinkc.com Please check out this new wordpress site as I transfer the content of this FREE blog to my new “digs”. I also have a new email address that you can use if interested: bgutches@thepathtoinkc.com I hope toContinue reading “The Transition Has Begun”

Job Seeker Podcast Intro

Brian and I started working on this Job Seeker podcast series around the time we started a Job Seeker meeting at our local church. We advertised the group in the Sunday Church Bulletin and held several meetings with those who decided to attend. It was during these mentoring sessions when Brian suggested we record aContinue reading “Job Seeker Podcast Intro”

And Now “The Book”

In May 2018, I started a “Go Fund Me” site to gather some money so that I can publish “The Book” that represents many of the ideas from my “softwareengineeringhandbook.wordpress.com” blog. The Title of the book will be: “IT’s Lost Art of Software Engineering” and will contain much of what has been posted in thisContinue reading “And Now “The Book””

Great Interviewee Questions

Ever thought about what you might want to ask when given the opportunity?  Try this article out: http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/5-questions-great-job-candidates-ask-interviewers.html The questions included in there (just in case the link has been removed or change since 2012): What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 60 – 90 days? What are the common attributes ofContinue reading “Great Interviewee Questions”