In a recent
NPR interview the journalist
described how I used a mind map to organize my work while I
served as Secretary General for Information Systems
at the Greek Ministry of Finance.
A number of people asked me for more details;
if you're interested read on.
Continue reading "Mind Mapping"
Manifesto for Agile Government
I'm sure that many readers of this blog have read the
Manifesto for Agile Software Development.
Having worked in government over the past year,
I wondered how a similar manifesto for government,
created by a group of people who would radically want to improve existing
would look like.
Here is my take.
Continue reading "Manifesto for Agile Government"
During the past six months I've been drowning in email.
I spend a large part of my day responding to email messages and filing
incoming messages I consider important.
Yet I'm falling behind
and this affects the quality of my work:
I sometimes delay responding to important messages.
Followng Peter Drucker's dictum
"If you can't measure it, you can't manage it",
I decided to write a tool to analyze my incoming and outgoing
Continue reading "Email Analytics"
Ron Heifetz on Crisis Leadership
Earlier today I had the privilege to attend a lecture on
crisis management by the Harvard Senior Lecturer
Here is a list of points that struck me
(in the form of slightly edited tweets),
and my view of their relevance to software development.
Continue reading "Ron Heifetz on Crisis Leadership"
The Risk of Air Gaps
As some readers of this blog know,
from this month onward I'm on a leave of absence from my
to head the
Greek Ministry of Finance
General Secretariat of Information Systems.
The job's extreme demands explain the paucity of blog postings here.
I'll describe the many organizational and management
challenges of my new position in a future blog post.
For now let me concentrate on a small but interesting technical aspect:
the air gap we use to isolate the systems involved in processing
tax and customs data from the systems used for development and production
Continue reading "The Risk of Air Gaps"