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What is Experience?

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One of the challenges that I have faced in both my professional and entrepreneurial career is that I am young and therefore others perceive that I lack the experience that others who are older than myself have. I recently read

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Defect Density is Not Created Equal

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Defect Density is defined as the number of defects for a specific time divided by the overall size of the component or project.   *Size is defined in either lines of code changed (LOCC) or function points (FP), depending on

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Waterfall, Agile & the “Triple Constraint”

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Anyone who has ever worked on a project probably realizes there are three (really four, but people often forget about the fourth) criteria that project success is focused on: 1. Features (Requirements) 2. Estimates (Cost) 3. Schedule (Timeframe) 4. Quality

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Implementing Getting Things Done (GTD) in Gmail

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One thing that you will notice with GTD (Getting Things Done) is that it is a strategy to follow, but it can be implemented in numerous different ways.  One struggle I see many people have is finding an implementation that

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My Top 10 Books

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I read a lot of books.  Most of my reading is not “fun” reading (as my wife would describe).  I generally read books on the topic of self improvement, motivation, finance, business, software development, etc.  I really enjoy learning and

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How Do You View Failure?

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 My sister graduated from college this past weekend.  On the night before her graduation, we had a discussion around her time at college and the future.  During the conversation, she said “but I don’t want to fail.” I have heard

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IBM Innovate 2013 Presentation – Case Study of Using Jazz ALM

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I’m excited to announce that a co-worker and myself will be presenting at IBM Innovate 2013 in Orlando.  The conference runs from June 2nd – 6th and contains a ton of different sessions.  Our session is titled “Paychex Case Study:

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