Most popular posts on this blog

I’ve now been writing this blog for nine years now, with more than 120 full-length essays posted so far.  It often surprises me which posts are the most read; here’s the current top 25 posts over just the past year.  I’ll update this list from time to time, so that you can see what’s currently in the lead. (Last updated: July, 2016).

For a view of the top 25 over the full course of the nine years, including short descriptions for each, you can reference the “top 25 posts” category page, here.

  1. Simple, more practical approaches to actual resource allocation
  2. The case against #NoEstimates, part 1: introduction and common sense
  3. Some timeless IT/tech jokes, and why they’re still relevant
  4. Towards a more balanced list of content about #NoEstimates
  5. Stop letting people “just wing it” at work
  6. The case against #NoEstimates, part 2: why estimates matter
  7. The case against #NoEstimates: the bottom line
  8. The case against #NoEstimates, part 3: NoEstimates arguments and their weaknesses
  9. Cringeworthy comments overheard in the IT trenches: the developers
  10. Lazy thinking: IT shibboleths, sloganeering, and sacred cows
  11. Novels of IT, Part 3: Adventures of an IT Leader
  12. Career tips for the CTO/CIO path
  13. IT extremism strikes again: the odd resistance to bug tracking
  14. The perils of a new CTO position
  15. IT and baseball: no silver heuristics
  16. Starting points: downloadable tools for the quantitative CTO/CIO
  17. Business impact and transparency: expressing system availability
  18. Hiring and firing: an example of a stellar employee
  19. No silver bullets. Really!
  20. The title issue: CTO vs CIO, and why it’s the wrong question
  21. The title issue revisited: CTO vs. CIO
  22. The Practical CIO: Difficulties in project prioritization & selection, part 2
  23. The One True Way syndrome exemplified: the overstated case against code comments
  24. The CIO and the fine art of vendor negotiation
  25. Can a CIO be successful without IT experience? Define your terms!