Archive for the ‘Methods & Methodology’ Category

Getting Things Done

I’ve tried a handful of GTD utilities over the course of the last 12 months; the three that stayed with me the longest were Tracks, PHP GTD and for the past six months I’ve been going with Thinking Rock. I’ve switched back from a web based solution to a standalone application because it simply is […]

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Onslaught of functionality

Beginning of September I attended SafeCOMP 2009 in Hamburg to hold a talk on the challenges of object oriented programming languages in safety critical applications. One major point which was driven home again and again was that object oriented programming can certainly be used in safety-critical areas but it needs strict development rules which need […]

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IPMA and PMI certification differences

There are a various standards and methods in regards to project management. Trying to grasp them all at the same time can make one’s head spin. Particularly due to their different vocabulary covering basically the same things. For instance, there are the two well known project management certification paths and associated methodologies by PMI and […]

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Stand-up meetings

Over the last couple years, agile development methods have been picked up by more and more companies. Many of the ideas and concepts which were created out of the principles outlined by the agile manifesto have proven useful and can be used not only in agile development but in day-to-day practice independent of the business’ […]

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The power of positive

There is a lot to be gained if you express yourself positively. Saying things negatively limits discussion, expression of thought and can even be insulting. Methods like NLP or generally motivational techniques recommend being and speaking positively for a good reason: it puts your mind on the problem or topic at hand.

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