Software Engineering

The development of software is an intellectual process which is difficult to manage and whose outcome is never certain. A common misconception is assuming the difficulty with software development is related to the technical challenges associated with development. However, in my experience, the greatest difficulty lies in the interpersonal dynamics of the team members. It is my belief that the development of software would be easier to predict and manage if more was understood about the psychology of software development.

My diverse background in the field of software and business gives me a unique perspective on this problem, and I hope that I will be able to make a contribution to the field of software engineering by further examining the underlying factors that impact how software is developed and improve the quality of the process and outcome.

Articles on Software Engineering:

eBusiness Project ManagementNothing is more perilous than shepherding a technology project to completion. The fact that most technology projects do not end up delivering what they promised, are over budget or late should be motivation enough for any small business to carefully consider how the project will be managed before committing their hard-earned cash.
Successful eBusiness Project Management

This article describes proven techniques to help ensure the success of your project, such as:
  • Setting a budget
  • Monitoring progress
  • Customer centered scenarios
  • Dealing with scope creep
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Organizations with effective IT alignment realize cost savings, productivity improvements, and better organizational efficiency. Helping organizations achieve alignment is the goal of my consulting practice and ongoing research.

If you would like to know more about alignment or how I assess and improve alignment in organizations, please feel free to contact me today.