Building a Better Book Group

A little while back, there was a discussion around SEP about how to best keep track of the books we read for our own professional development. Notably, how to share…

Oracle Wallets and You … No, Not You, Behind You. Yeah, You.

Oracle databases are a complex system of interconnected parts. The toolset is comprehensive and robust. And so is the documentation. Possibly too robust, even. I have spent the last couple…

Human Complexity: It’s Not Just for Psych Majors Anymore!

There are complex systems, and then there are Complex Systems. And nothing makes a system more complex than dealing with people. People make things¬†complicated. Let’s look at an example. I’ve…

Human Complexity: It's Not Just for Psych Majors Anymore!

There are complex systems, and then there are Complex Systems. And nothing makes a system more complex than dealing with people. People make things¬†complicated. Let’s look at an example. I’ve…

The Point of Particularly Personal Personas

The Agile software development movement has a concept called user personas. During a project’s spin-up, developers are encouraged to create these personas as representative users. A typical persona may be…