Sorry its been awhile – on the homestretch for the new book, had a vacation, and also a total ISP meltdown. It’s been an interesting month :)
Here’s this week’s links:
- Fifth major delay of the Boeing 787. The story of airplane project management is interesting as unlike most projects everyone knows people will die if they don’t design it right. The way people respond to the 787 project has been interesting. The plane has still has not flown, but orders are still high.
- Iran’s Internet spying gear (built w/help from Nokia and Siemens). The story makes it hard to go to far, but “If you sell networks, you also, intrinsically, sell the capability to intercept any communication that runs over them,” said Mr. Roome, the spokesman for the project.
- A brief history of Agile project management. The curious thing is how most of the criteria defined by MacCormack match what Microsoft was doing in the early 1990s. (See the book Microsoft Secrets, it’s all in there – daily builds, frequent releases, etc.).
- NYC selling subway station names. I suspect this always annoys the current generation, but later generations won’t even notice.
And here’s what’s new on Speaker Confessions: