The senior management, human resources department, and other authorities in companies are hungry for under the hood information. Believe it or not, they want you to be successful (which includes your promotion). After all, your success defines their success.
The approval boards and committees should applaud the forthright open and honest behavior of cost savings and funding adjustments; rather than punishing it by making a red mark on the virtual credit rating of the team for future funding and budget approval
Handle IT customers and PMs with kids gloves. The opinions disguised or construed as the requirements may act as initial cracks in the foundation of the product for which the development has not even begun yet. Ask why? why not? what if?
No offense to Microsoft® Visio, I think the whiteboards and dry-erase markers are boon for the IT industry. One can use them to their advantage before diving into the technical formalization of the processes. The idea is not new; decades ago, I recall senior management folks used to take notes on paper napkins during a business meeting at some fancy restaurant. I am sure they still do. Consider a situation, where a client or someone from the client’s team acting…