X is for… Xenophobia

To offshore or not to offshore: that is the question. If you’ve worked any length of time in IT and/or worked for any of the larger companies, the subject of offshore will have undoubtedly come up. The bean-counters love the idea of offshore. Usually with the disheartening cry, “It’s so cheap. The rates are less… Continue reading X is for… Xenophobia

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X is for… Xanadu

At the beginning of your project, when nothing’s really happened and you have a vast pot of cash to spend, you can be excused for thinking that you’ve fallen into something Samuel Tayor Coleridge novel depiction of the opulence of Xanadu. Just remember the money has to do you for the duration of the project,… Continue reading X is for… Xanadu

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X is for… Xpectation Setting

OK, so it doesn’t actually start with an ‘X’, but there aren’t many words that do, so this is pretty much the best you’re going to get. This one can’t be stressed enough. If you are managing a project, delivering software, whatever, it means you have customers, or stakeholders, or perhaps both. These are the… Continue reading X is for… Xpectation Setting

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