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Continuous Learning

Gen Y Leaders and a small World.

I am continually reminded at how small this world is becoming and yesterday was yet another example. Small World

Sunday I blogged a couple thoughts on my concerns on Gen Y and the potential crisis in organizations that do not know how to lead and inspire Gen Y employees and how differently they view technology.  Tuesday I am on a plane from Indianapolis to Washington and who sits down next to me?  Aaron, a bright, tech savvy, Gen Y marketing guy, and of course I can't help but dig into the conversation.

 

Formulaic or Free Form Development?

Design Process 1.jpg As software and applications developers and Managers of the same, I think many of us struggle with the Pros and Cons of the varied development processes available to us.   There are many methodologies available and a simple click over to Wikipedia  will generate a cascade of more pages than you have time to read.

If you have time for a quick straight forward discussion of two points of view, have a read through Matt Ward's discussion "On the Concept of Process" published by DESIGNM.AG.  Matt has written a short discussion that I am sure echoes the experience of many developers and certainly that of myself and many of my colleagues.  

Modern Manufacturing Methods - In Plain English

6Sigma logo_sml.jpgI recently attended a Lean 6 Sigma course with a number of friends which I found extremely useful.  As I continued to read and study the alternate strategies I found myself falling ever deeper into the great knowledge web, link by link by link...

 

Is your head out of the Cloud?

Google-Dave_Girouard.jpgAre you on-board with "the single biggest change to have happened recently in information technology"?  Dave Girouard, president of Google's enterprise unit describes his insights to Google's plans to leverage innovation in the Cloud. Check out his interview here.  If you are not already interested in, or following this technology, you might be surprised to find that many companies are embracing it and innovating with it to success.  There are a couple of big players creating the Cloud platforms that may become the core of our future computing.