Most popular posts on this blog

I’ve now been writing this blog for eleven 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: May, 2018).

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. Deconstruction of a #NoEstimates presentation
  2. Some timeless IT/tech jokes, and why they’re still relevant
  3. Novels of IT, Part 3: Adventures of an IT Leader
  4. Simple, more practical approaches to actual resource allocation
  5. The case against #NoEstimates, part 1: introduction and common sense
  6. The case against #NoEstimates, part 3: NoEstimates arguments and their weaknesses
  7. Stop letting people “just wing it” at work
  8. Towards a more balanced list of content about #NoEstimates
  9. The case against #NoEstimates, part 2: why estimates matter
  10. Career tips for the CTO/CIO path
  11. The title issue: CTO vs CIO, and why it’s the wrong question
  12. Hiring and firing: an example of a stellar employee
  13. Starting points: downloadable tools for the quantitative CTO/CIO
  14. Why status reports really do matter
  15. Can a CIO be successful without IT experience? Define your terms!
  16. The case against #NoEstimates: the bottom line
  17. Cringeworthy comments overheard in the IT trenches: the developers
  18. More timeless, still-relevant information technology jokes
  19. IT extremism strikes again: the odd resistance to bug tracking
  20. A rational CapEx purchase and tracking process for IT
  21. Using feedback loops to improve IT department service
  22. Lazy thinking: IT shibboleths, sloganeering, and sacred cows
  23. Novels of IT: The Phoenix Project
  24. Novels of IT, Part 2: Haunting the CEO
  25. “Astounding IT sayings”: the inaugural post