Effective Software Development Management – a Lesson in Getting to the Gist and Essence of Thinking

13 01 17 ICT KTNIn future, I shall report more often on the events I attend. After all, we’re starting a New Year… They are always highly informational with access to potential clients, investors and developers. Thus I can

  • feel the pulse of our time or the ‘Zeitgeist’
  • practice my ability to explain highly abstract and generic concepts to people who may prefer to think in concrete specifics
  • increase the chances of being at the right time in the right place.

Last night I realised the value of re-honing my spec writing:

  1. for my own prototype until I got too frustrated
  2. for the prototype that a young geek wrote for me according to 25 Word documents
  3. using Rational Rose and Visio to get thoughts down to 2 diagrams
  4. for the next “Try Before You Buy” portal that I’d like to see functioning as the “Minimum Viable Product”.

Writing code for machines is like writing texts for humans: the longer you take to re-formulate, the shorter it becomes!…

Peter Brownell came to this conclusion after 20 years of software development and gave a delightful presentation.

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About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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