Today I would like to recommend the Blog from Carl Kessler
CarlKessler is vice president of worldwide development for IBM’s EnterpriseContent Management business. Prior to beginning this assignment, he wasvice president of worldwide development and quality for IBM’s Software Group. Carl has led large software development organizations at IBM for the past 10 years. Prior to that, he was with IBM’s Research Division where his roles included director of software technology and chief information officer. Carl is a senior member of the IEEE and holds several patents. He is the co-author of the recently published book, Outside-in Software Development: a Practical Approach to Building Successful Stakeholder-based Products.
The Outside-In Thinking Blog
Thename comes from a way of thinking about software development – aboutwho all the stakeholders of a project are, and how to understand andfactor their real business needs into a development project. JohnSweitzer and Carl just wrote a book on the topic – really a compositeof successful practices they’ve seen in their jobs over the past manyyears.
The ideas covered in Outside-in SoftwareDevelopment apply to both vendor software projects and to in-houseapplication development. Carl tries to draw connections to both sincemost of the businesses he works with have both.
Thepurpose of this blog is to share perspectives on outside-in thinkingand how it can apply across a variety of situations. The audience isbroad: no matter what your role, from CTO to bug-fixer, CIO or coder,he will try to make these notions useful for you.