A pet peeve of mine are those who are direct out of habit rather than necessity. I have to say that there is a time and a place to do that. I'm a big fan of whenever a person communicates to another, especially those unknown, never ever spare the pleasantries. It is just plain being polite. Thinking back to early writing classes, I recall statements like "trying to know your audience" or "maintaining proper tone". Being direct sets a tone that not everyone can appreciate for the way in whic…Continue Reading
Since you're here, I'll tell you my story. I started out as a PR marketer who went into design. Following that I moved on into web development and online advertising when Flash was at its peak until it started the slow and painful decline. I wasn't limited to Flash as I programmed in a variety of compiled & non-compiled languages. As Flash was in decline, I moved towards technical solutions and changed gears to be a PO/BA with PM mixed in.
I like to write at times and here you'll find a collection of my thoughts from different points in my career with a small amount of my humor.
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There is a concept of when you buy something, it costs an amount based off of what it's value is. The problem I always run into is how anything brought to market equates the value charged to the cost. Let's put the quantification of "how much the product is cost to bring it to market aside" and focus on the intrinsic costs of it on the consumer.
There is the "why you need it" argument, an amount to match what it'll take to get it. There is often the "who its better than" argument but the diffic…Continue Reading
The genesis of the article came out of the ad industry after seeing years of horrifically poor Service Work Orders (SWOs) for ad campaigns. When Agile became really popular and drifted into that industry(my industry at the time) the quality of the SWOs didn't improve. The concept of a more formal development structure and iterative work was easy to grasp but writing skills lacked. While my focus here is geared more towards Agile, the guideline would only help non-Agile environments. Keep in…Continue Reading