Archive for February, 2005

Scrum… Agile Project Management

Friday, February 18th, 2005

You know when you where really turned on by an IT Conversations recording, when you cant wait to get home to look it up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrum_%28in_management%29

Oh yes.. that IT thing… I have heard of it, its central to our policy actually.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

Two articles got my attention tonight, and both related to a similair theme.

First off is this from the Register, on Tony Blair’s apparent lack of IT skills.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/02/09/blair_technophobe_confession/

Now personally, who cares if the man uses his mouse as a remote control or something, but its this following article from Working Smarter (or is it Thinking Faster??) that actually underpins the danger of managers, or in this above case a politician, not knowthing the first thing about something, that might be central to some of the policies they are trying to enact.

http://workingsmarter.typepad.com/my_weblog/2005/02/does_it_make_yo.html

I myself can certainly relate to this feeling of IT not being taken seriously at all by most people in charge. Until an actual dialogue is established between the IT orginasation and the management, IT will always remain the underdog of companies, the department to blame, the department that only costs you money. But in order to do this you also need strong departmental mangement in your IT enviroment, and as far as I have seen, this is very very rare.

In the Trenches – Tech Chat – Corperate Collaboration Technologies

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

kevindevin.com » In the Trenches – Tech Chat – 02-04-2005

At 4am on Saterday morning I participated in a tech chat..  this time we had Jeremy Wright from ensight.com on board, as well as Kregge Steppe and Gerard Hickey. I especially wanted Jeremy on board, cause of his experience with corperate blogging, and his blogging experience in general. Jeremy as of course also set up a consulting company to facilitate companies in blogging and other colaborative technologies.

We discusses all manner of IT commication and collaboration technologies.

Had a great time as usual.

Digital Identity integration gone completely haywire

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

AdCritic Interactive

A halarious.. and slightly frightening flash movie about when systems get over-integrated.
Unfortunatly, the integration of our identities across systems, and the continuing threat against our privacy, probably makes this scenario more likely than you think.

Hey Jon, here is another hit for your meme-graph!