Sunday, February 15, 2009

Do you care about your customer, every day?

There's a wonderful parable on real customer satisfaction on the "i must be an acrobat" weblog by Joshua Hoover.

He compares eating out in a restaurant with inattentive waiters to developing software without delivering real results to a customer.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

7 Habits of Highly Effective Risk Managers

I'm proud to announce that Raven, author of the wonderful Raven's Brain weblog published another guest post of mine.
It is on effective risk management, titled "7 Habits of Highly Effective Risk Managers".

As you can expect from my material it is a set of rules, that risk managers can easily apply to their jobs. It might also help if you are NOT the risk manager in your endeavor, but want to help someone who is.

Here's the condensed version:

R1: Be responsible.
R2: Analyse in depth.
R3: Use hard facts.
R4: Do more than one thing.
R5: It's not fire and forget.
R6: Integrate.
R7: Don't change the scales of measurement.

In the blogpost itself I explain every rule/habit in detail. Thanks Dick Karpinski for nitpicking and thanks Mr. Covey for the title.