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  • On Technical Leadership: Things Get Easier

    Introduction A long time ago in a place not so far away from Farmville, I learned Motorola 6800 machine code. It wasn't easy but with patient instruction from my neighbor, I was soon making things happen on the computer screen and in memory. I was hooked! Fast Forward 3.3 Decades... I'm still hooked! That thrill was and remains my ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on May 7, 2008
  • Finishing Up Better

    More Better  Last week I read and blogged about Better by Dr. Atul Gawande. In Part III of the book, Dr. Gawande focuses on Ingenuity with three chapters entitled The Score, The Bell Curve, and For Performance. There are lots of good takeaways for software development in these chapters. Full Disclosure  One stood out ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on May 4, 2008
  • Dreaming In Code

    A month or so back I was perusing MSDN Blogs and followed a link to the Dreaming In Code website.   I bought it and finished reading the book on my way home from the MVP Summit last week. I recommend it to anyone who wishes to learn more about large software projects. The book offers a look behind the scenes at the design and ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on April 19, 2008
  • Bad IT Project Management

    My sister-in-law recently passed the PMP certification (congratulations Heather!). I'm waiting for a call from her asking if we need to add resources. The resources comment above is a joke, but it isn't really that funny. It's indicative of my decades of experience with bad IT project managers. I believe and hope I have worked with some of ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 9, 2007
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