The journey is the adventure.

You’re Crazy … If You’re Not Using Scrum to Help Manage Remote Teams

December 13th, 2017

For the past 20 years, I’ve been starting, growing and managing software companies. Early on in my career, after dropping out of grad school and securing about $46 million in venture capital, I set out to recruit a world-class CTO. I was fortunate to land Jeff Sutherland, PhD, an experienced CTO who also happens to […]

Most Software Projects Fail — Make Sure Yours Don’t

September 26th, 2017

Here’s a sobering fact: Most software development projects fail. According to a report by The Standish Group, 31.1% of projects will be canceled before they’re completed and 52.7% of projects will run over budget by nearly twice as much (189%) as originally budgeted. These numbers are startling. You can choose to ignore this harsh reality […]

Why Outsource Software Development to Eastern Europe?

August 12th, 2017

Writing an article on where in the world to outsource software development can be tricky. After all, it involves making sweeping statements about the characteristics of entire populations. There’s a real risk of overgeneralizing, not to mention being politically incorrect. Nonetheless, I’ll say it: based on my extensive experience in the field, I’m a firm […]

Hello, World!

July 17th, 2017

The purpose of this blog entry is to update you on the last few years of my life, share the story of the creation of Newfire Partners and entice you to subscribe to our blog. A few years ago, my wife became pregnant with our son, and I had an opportunity to take some time […]