Posts tagged ‘process’

October 3, 2011

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Juliet

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.

Shakespeare

Pseudonyms and Real Names

Many people have pseudonyms, most everyone in Hollywood. Some use them for professional reasons and some use them for personal reason. Some use pseudonyms to create value associated with a name different than their legal name. This identity can be whatever it needs to be while the real person can live their life. Some people use pseudonyms to hide from malicious ex-spouses, as part of witness protection programs, to be free from the prying eyes of employers and the list goes on. A lot of the advocates for the use of real names say that the only people who are worried about having their name exposed are people that have something to hide. The other argument is that you don’t have to use the services. Both of these are falsehoods.

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September 19, 2011

Who Pays for Bad Design – Listening to the User

NewsDesigners bare a curse. It’s the curse of invisibility, well sort of. Most designers have to fight tooth and nail to get the resources they need. Then they are often relegated to obscurity. Until –

That is until there is a bad design. What defines a bad design can often be as ambiguous as what defines a good design. You can follow all the design principles you want and still end up with a bad design because the users don’t think it’s a good design. When it’s a bad design a designer hears all about it and the change to the design has to be near instantaneous.

The question, though, who really pays for bad design? Of course the designer gets flack for not magically knowing what should and shouldn’t be in the design, what it should and shouldn’t do, and so forth. The developer gets flack if the functionality doesn’t follow the design or breaks the design. The project leader / manager gets flack because they didn’t know the design was going to break. Well, you get the point. The things is, even with all the flack flying around these aren’t the people who are paying for the bad design. Users pay for bad design.

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August 16, 2011

Soft Dollar vs Hard Dollar – Hong Kong Phooey Style

ROII have this really totally spiffy radacool awesome idea, now all I need to do is get someone to buy into. Oh crap, they want to know what the ROI on it is. What do I tell them now?

Well do you know what the ROI [Return on Investment] is? Is there a real dollar ROI? Is it a hard dollar ROI? Soft dollar ROI? Do you know the difference between soft dollar and hard dollar?

If you can’t answer these questions never fear we’ll go after it Hong Kong Phooey style. Yah! Hah hoo! And a rinkey-dinkey doo to you!

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August 1, 2011

Zombie Zen – The Secret to Success

Zombies Do It RightSlobbering, drooling, shambling, mostly dead, single minded purposes – no, I’m not talking about your last date. I’m talking about zombies. These unthinking creatures of inspiration know what they’re doing. Zombies do it right.

Sounds silly, or disgusting if you’re a zombie hater [don’t hate the zombie hate the brains], but zombies really do have it straight – and this is why.

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June 16, 2011

Due Process

Fill out Form 2-1337-4U and move to the red tape. Next.

O.K., so we all wish we could cut through the red tape, skip the process, get the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, have chocolate covered candies delivered and meet that perfect person for us. Reality check, it’s not going to happen, well maybe the chocolate covered candies.

Here’s the thing, the Process is there for a reason. You may not understand it, frankly I usually don’t, but it has it’s roots founded in some need of the company. There are things you can do to help the process along.

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