Most popular posts on this blog

I’ve been writing this blog for fourteen 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: June, 2021).

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

  1. Novels of IT, Part 3: Adventures of an IT Leader
  2. Simple, more practical approaches to actual resource allocation
  3. Why status reports really do matter
  4. Deconstruction of a #NoEstimates presentation
  5. Starting points: downloadable tools for the quantitative CTO/CIO
  6. The CIO and integrity: this shouldn’t be hard, folks
  7. “Definitions of #NoEstimates”? An enumerated list of counterpoints, Part I.
  8. Some timeless IT/tech jokes, and why they’re still relevant
  9. Quocknipucks, or, why story points make sense. Part 1.
  10. Can a CIO be successful without IT experience? Define your terms!
  11. Novels of IT: The Phoenix Project
  12. Career tips for the CTO/CIO path
  13. “Definitions of #NoEstimates”? An enumerated list of counterpoints, Part II
  14. The case against #NoEstimates, part 2: why estimates matter
  15. Stop letting people “just wing it” at work
  16. The case against #NoEstimates, part 1: introduction and common sense
  17. The Pillars of Purview of the Successful CTO/CIO
  18. More timeless, still-relevant information technology jokes
  19. “Just try it”? How NOT to sell a controversial idea
  20. The One True Way syndrome exemplified: the overstated case against code comments
  21. Towards a more balanced list of content about #NoEstimates
  22. The case against #NoEstimates: the bottom line
  23. Bears, hedgehogs, and Gladys Knight: parables of IT leadership
  24. IT extremism strikes again: the odd resistance to bug tracking
  25. The case against #NoEstimates, part 3: NoEstimates arguments and their weaknesses