Like all headlines with a question mark at the end, the answer is (unsurprisingly) NO. Most of the time patents are an excuse to not actually do the work required to get what you need done, instead validating your identity as "an innovator".
This time we come in with an episode that tries to "bring it all back together" regarding things we've been talking about these past few weeks. We cannot stress enough the importance of judging risks and properly estimating expected rewards as it regards success both in software projects and your own life!
Thought working hard was going to get you ahead in life? Think again. Organizational goals are always trumped by the personal goals of the people you immediately report to. As such, get good at fulfilling those instead if you want to get ahead.
In this video we'll go over the ways that critical theory can both help or hinder your organization depending on the context. Make sure you properly research all things you would inject into your corporate culture, as these things have far reaching consequences!
There's a lot of misunderstanding out in the corporate world about what is needed to be an effective employee or how to lead others. Learn why this is such a daunting task that even those with the "synthetic" authority to do something about it rarely ever do so. Protect yourself from toxic teams by turning those roadblocks into people who pull in your direction instead!
Well, it sure seems we hit the nail on the head with a previous cast. Turns out the reason a big company (this time in the "not for profit" corporate milieu) failed was because they were playing house. See the dangers before it is too late for you and your company!
Why is it that older programmers typically don't get as much love in startups, yet why do they pull the ship at "evil" firms? Could it be that corporate values and revenue model conflicts lead to cognitive dissonance that can harm your company? Learn the ways to avoid this so that you can focus on what is important: Solving Customer Problems!
There's a lot of irrational FUD around the roles your users play regarding software testing. In this video we'll describe two ways that you can leverage existing and new users to gather data on usage, bugs or anything else your organization may deem important without even needing to be sleazy about it!
A lot of times Developers and Software Quality Assurance butt heads because they are emotionally invested in something other than pleasing the customer. Spot these issues in your employees' mental models so that you can root it out!