Documentation and Safety.

Safety image (via flashbak) I recently read the latest book by Gene Kim, the Unicorn Project. Essential reading for anyone involved in building software. It should be on Netflix, with Claire Danes from Homeland in the lead role. In the book Gene mentions the Alcoa...

The Future of Work Index by Acadian Ventures.

I see lots of theories about what the HRTECH market is worth. The numbers range dramatically, depending on who is calculating them. When I worked at Gartner, I admired the work Chris Pang and Fabrizio Biscotti did to figure out the value of the software markets. While...

Please welcome Michaela Schilling to Otter Advisory.

When I first joined SuccessFactors, Adam Kovalevsky kindly introduced me to his Executive Assistant. I'm thankful to Adam for many things, but enabling Michaela to work with me is top of the list. During my time at SuccessFactors, Michaela made me a better manager and...

Test data discipline. A Wakanda moment.

I probably sound like a broken record on this, but don't use characters from movies or famous people's images in your test or demo system (actually don't use any images that you don't have rights to). You typically don't have permission to do, and the last you want is...

With great power comes great responsibility.

HRTECH has a curious relationship with law and regulations. On the one hand, it owes its genesis to payroll. Vendors have built sophisticated methods to gather and code these legislative requirements. They work closely with governments to understand what laws are...