After seeing him in this morning’s keynote, I revised my afternoon plans and attended Failing to Suceed by Robert “r0ml” Lefkowitz. I’d actually first heard of this guy from IT Conversations and his session there entitled “missing projects”. It was intriguing, but I had no idea how dynamic and interesting a speaker he was.
I can’t say that I learned anything new or special in Failing to Suceed, but the talk was good and it firmed up some concepts that I’d already believed about modularizing projects, cost of bugs, etc. It was interesting to hear them portrayed out from a costs of war metaphor – in particular Lord Nelson’s Trafalgar… but hey, it was definitely interesting.
Here’s a pic of r0ml if you’re curious… (thanks for the pic Ted!)