18 guidelines to make ethical, environmental and generally good business decisions

At the beginning of the new millennium the Dalai Lama stated 18 rules for living. These rules can be worth considering on a personal and private level, but I also think that they can be useful in a business context in order to make ethical, environmental and generally good business decisions. As a result, I’ve taken […]

The single responsibility principle

”A class should have one, and only one, reason to change.” – Robert C Martin If I had to choose one design principle that has been most useful to practice over time it surely is the single responsibility principle (SRP). What is this principle about? The idea is that a module (or class) should only […]

Project vs Line organization and their responsibilities

Have you ever wondered why you got both a line organization and a project organization, a.k.a. matrix organization? What is the responsibility of each organization? Project vs Line in a Matrix Organization The line organization is often divided into a set of functional silos. This is obvious on a high level where we got finance, […]

I wish I heard no but

Have you ever heard something similar to the following sentences? ”Your product is fantastic, but it is not what we are looking for.” ”You are doing a great job, but I wish you could do this as well.” How great does that make you feel? Do you really have a fantastic product? Are you really […]