Life goes on, but apparently this blog doesn’t. I realized the other day that I haven’t written a single post in years. Because of this, I decided to retire M5A B4N. I will leave all published content available as a resource.
It’s been a grand seven years. Thank you.
Even though native mobile applications have more usability than the mobile websites at this time, this is what Gartner believes to happen in 2012:
In mature markets, the mobile Web, along with associated Web adaptation tools, will be a leading technology for B2C mobile applications through 2012, and should be part of every organization’s B2C technology portfolio. (Gartner, 2010)
If you are interested in further reading, here is the direct link to their press release.
Wow! I can’t believe it has been 9 years at Verizon. I have had a wonderful time here, and fortunately learned so much from the ambitious and smart people that I worked with. But I have recently decided it is time for me to try out something new – so my last day at Verizon Wireless will be Friday, March 18th. When I started in 2002, it was MCI WorldCom. Verizon Communications acquired us in 2005, and the name became Verizon Business. In 2007, I transitioned to a new team at the “wireless” part of the company, Verizon Wireless. I have worked at four different locations during my time.
There is, of course, never an appropriate time to leave. I feel a great sense of accomplishment building several successful intranet, extranet and mobile products. The projects and platforms that I have been closely involved with have found amazingly good homes within the company. What I loved most about my tenure is the opportunity to collaborate with some of the smartest and most passionate engineers in the industry to develop some great products that our customers love.
Before starting my next endeavor, I will be taking a few days off to enjoy the nice spring weather in Atlanta.
I’d love to stay in touch via LinkedIn.
Here is why we should consider employing agile software development (in other words, agility) in order to ensure better ROIs for our customers:
Traditional practices did not stress the need for innovation, but business now runs very differently than it did in the past. Boundaries no longer exist, and we play on a global field, where unforeseen changes in the marketplace and the competitive climate can arise at any time. (Hoque, 2010)
It is not only because we enjoy the flexibility and the heightened responsiveness that agility provides, but also because agile practices empower the innovation with the customer-centric approach.
A recently published research paper that I read last week which was written by Dr. Gail Matthews of Dominican University demonstrates that writing your goals and making a public commitment about them significantly increase your accomplishment about those goals. So here I am, and I am writing and making a commitment to complete reading the following books by the end of next year, 2011:
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
- The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
- Death by Meeting: Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business by Patrick Lencioni
- Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston
- Programming Pearls by Jon Bentley
I actually started reading the last two before and made both of them to almost halfway, so it will be about one book every three months. We’ll see how it goes.
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