Today I would like to recommend the Blog from Carl Kessler:
Carl Kessler is vice president of worldwide development for IBM’s Enterprise Content Management business. Prior to beginning this assignment, he was vice 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
The name comes from a way of thinking about software development – about who all the stakeholders of a project are, and how to understand and factor their real business needs into a development project. John Sweitzer and Carl just wrote a book on the topic – really a composite of successful practices they’ve seen in their jobs over the past many years.
The ideas covered in Outside-in Software Development apply to both vendor software projects and to in-house application development. Carl tries to draw connections to both since most of the businesses he works with have both.
The purpose of this blog is to share perspectives on outside-in thinking and how it can apply across a variety of situations. The audience is broad: no matter what your role, from CTO to bug-fixer, CIO or coder, he will try to make these notions useful for you.
Blog Recommendation: Outside in Thinking