Category: "Management and Communication"

London Web Standards: Javascript with Frances Berriman and Jake Archibald

Review: LWS March: JavaScript – The events that get left behind & Pro-bunfighting at The Square Pig, 30 - 32 Procter Street, Holborn, London, WC1V 6NX 19:00 to 20:30I was at London Web Standards on Wednesday, this event was focussed on JavaScript… more »

IT’S A MASHUP: The End of Business as Usual

Review: Andy Mulholland - The End of Business as Usual at BCS, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2 October 15th, 18:15 to 20:15 I went to this BCS North London branch event because they usually have an 'enterprisey' slant and this one was supposed to be a… more »

In-the-Brain of Erik Doernenburg: Why Agile Teams Fail

Review: Why Agile Teams Fail at Skills Matter, Sekforde Street, London 18:30 to 20:30 Erik started with a discussion of what motivates people towards agile practices. He quoted a recent study (I'm not sure, but I think he meant this one from the IEEE)… more »

More communicating with geeks

After my post two weeks ago, where I exhorted non-technical managers to improve their communication skills rather than distract their technical staff with improving theirs, I came across two articles this week that struck me as being very related. Fir… more »

Communicate with your geeks

Last week I was reading a blog post on Angry Aussie - 6 essential communication tips for IT workers and it set me to thinking:So why are communications skills being focused on in IT roles where this has not traditionally been a prime requisite. In short,… more »

Learning and Knowing

After yesterday's post - which I will summarise as "look how much I still have left to learn" - I wasn't really satisfied with the ending. You can tell I wasn't because I added a further ending in a comment later on, but I still had the feeling that I h… more »