Balancing Technical Debt with Business Constraints - The toughest task for the CTO? In software engineering, balancing technical debt with business constraints is possibly the toughest job for the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) or VP of Engineering. On one side is the natural desire and logic to perfect the app before releasing it to the... Continue Reading →
The CTO, Manager and Bandmaster
The CTO, Manager and Bandmaster (Parts 1 & 2) Part 1 Importance of the rhythm According to Hector Berlioz, the essential qualities of a conductor are "to hear and see, he must be agile and strong, know the composition, nature and scope of the instruments, how to read the score.” This ultimately also describes very... Continue Reading →
Agile Management How to lead agile teams ? In a nutshell, Agile Management or Management 3.0 empowers teams. Specifically, it refers to what is perhaps the best way, at least at present, for getting the most out of agile teams. The premise behind Management 3.0 is to redefine leadership to where management becomes a group responsibility,... Continue Reading →
Will the scientists of tomorrow still be human?
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence – will the scientists of tomorrow still be human? Robotics and artificial intelligence are my passions. In fact, I am so passionate about this advancing and expanding field that I decided in the 1990s to get my doctorate in robotics and artificial intelligence. But did you know that until a man... Continue Reading →
What a CTO – Chief Technology Officer does?
What are the duties of a CTO? In the course of this article we are going to highlight the relevant duties of this official as it relates to the betterment of the organization. To grasps fully the duty of the CTO we are going to break it into four main categories and they are as... Continue Reading →
DevOps : what does this term mean and why should we care?
DevOps What does this term mean and why should we care? The term, DevOps, seems to have begun to be popularized sometime around 2008, coming out of that year's Agile conference. The movement gained ground via a number of "devops days" in 2009, which have continued around the world ever since. According to Webopedia, "DevOps... Continue Reading →
Want to break down barriers between teams?
Think "Agile" and break down barriers between teams In software development, Agile’s practices have the advantage of encouraging teamwork by breaking down barriers between various teams in sales, development, business consulting, operations, and IT. Google defines it as “relating to or denoting a method of project management, used especially for software development, that is characterized... Continue Reading →
Roles of the CTO – Chief Technology Officer?
The relationship between CTO and Product & Engineering Although roles inside a company cross path multiple paths and it is a trait of modern times to look at less strict boundaries between different jobs, at least at an executive level, it is important to have functions with clear responsibilities and formulated expectations. The role of... Continue Reading →