Author Geraldine Mongold

The Importance of Being – Ignorant?

I was sitting in a software requirements review meeting with a couple of project stakeholders last week, and one of them said something along the lines of “You’ve done a really great job with this.” My first reaction was to think “Are you kidding? There are tons of stuff we still …

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Why Create a Center of Excellence?

Many years ago (I won’t say just how many), I had a job as a programmer with a big consulting firm. On my first assignment, I was handed a very neatly formatted, impressive looking specification for a sales forecasting program. I sat down at my desk in front of my …

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Social Media Blues, Business Analyst Style

Networking ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. That’s my theory. I spent a few minutes today glancing through updates and group discussions. It’s all terribly dreary. Is it the difficult economy and competitive job market that seems to have turned us all into bots repeating our “personal brand” to …

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