A brief exploration of the problems intrinsic to software project management, and a couple of suggestions for how we coders can help our non-technical colleagues get round them.
Patrick Gleeson is the CTO of Think Smart and author of Working With Coders: A Guide to Software Development for the Perplexed Non-Techie. He once built an animatronic robot octopus that plays the xylophone, and relies far too heavily on
Do you lie awake at night thinking about monads? Do you wonder why the identity of the exclusive OR Monoid is false? No, of course not... because you're still not sure what the hell they are! Allow me to explain with a beginner friendly introduction to Category Theory - with cats! And may your dreams once again be full of maths.
Currently making internet at Nested.com. All my views are someone else's.
Darren is a Ruby developer at Nested, and was previously at the BBC and Nature Publishing Group. As well as programming, Darren runs Rockhopper Brewing Co. in his spare time (somehow).
Phil is CTO at Nested, and was previously at Nature Publishing Group and Songkick. He's been programming Ruby since 2007, and has been messing with computers for a long time before that.