Most popular posts on this blog

I’ve now been writing this blog for thirteen 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: December, 2020).

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

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