Creative plumbing. Or: rethinking the construction metaphor for software development

Posted Posted in Anti-patterns, Outsourcing, Project management

For as long as I’ve been in this business, I’ve heard a lot of manager, project managers, architects and other non-coders compare software development to construction. In this metaphor the architect creates the design and hands it over to the contractor, who does the work. In this metaphor the creative parts ends with the architect handing over the design to […]

Best oursourcing location?

Posted Posted in Outsourcing

On Plaxo, a networking website, someone started a poll that was issued to answer the question: which region is the best one for offshore IT projects? Besides this being a fairly subjective question, none of the multi-choiced answers matched my opinion. The list lacked The Netherlands. You will find the poll at: http://pulse.plaxo.com/pulse/events/show/39328239. And since the poll’s author requested comments, […]

Homesourcing [in Dutch]

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Agile, Outsourcing

Omdat de grijzende stewardessen van Air Canada op de nachtvlucht van Honolulu naar Sydney nu eenmaal niet de Volkskrant rondbrengen, besluit ik genoegen te nemen met de Herald Tribune. Direct valt mijn oog op een bericht linksonder op de voorpagina. Het artikel wordt geflankeerd door een foto van een Indiër in strak pak, met dito stropdas en dito kantoor op […]