Author Archives: Kevin

About Kevin

In the past year Kevin has spoken at 20 conferences and seminars on a range of leading IT topics, including methodologies, business analysis, quality assurance techniques, governance, open source issues, tool interoperability, release management, DevOps, Agile, ITIL, from the mainframe to distributed platforms to the web, mobile, wearable and embedded systems. He is a much sought after speaker, recognized around the world for his provocative and entertaining style. Kevin is a 40 year industry veteran, holder of three technology patents and today is VP of Worldwide Marketing and Chief Evangelist at leading Application Development and Deployment vendor Serena Software. In the past decade he has been crossing the globe and has met with over 4,000 people. At Serena he works closely with industry analysts, the press, customers, partners and employees to exchange ideas about industry direction and business issues. He was born and educated in the UK and lives and works in the Bay Area, California.

201 days of unsubscribing

I meant to give this update three weeks ago at the halfway point but things got busy. On January 1st this year I decided to unsubscribe from every email that was unsolicited or that I no longer needed to care … Continue reading

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Contracts by Dickens!

Yesterday my principles and my pragmatism came face to face. Actually toe to toe as they eyed each other in my head deciding who was going to throw the first punch. The mental bout went the full 10 rounds and, … Continue reading

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When all you have is a hammer …

… everything look like a nail. So goes the old sore. Surprisingly, seeing this happen in the world of IT ought to be rare, but is, alas, just as common as in any other industry. A colleague forwarded an email … Continue reading

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Bizness Travel

My sister-in-law just asked me how I handle all the business travel I do. It’s a good question. Here’s my top-10 tips. Work with a good travel agent. Booking travel online is easy and convenient but a good travel agent … Continue reading

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Vocation or job

In part two of our look at the future of employment, #FullUnemployment, we will look at how we get to a future that aspires towards utopia rather than one which descends into dystopia. If I’m right, the future holds the … Continue reading

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Full Unemployment

Recently, on TechCrunch, an author posited that no child born from this point on will ever have a driver’s license. By 2032, 16 years from now, self-driving will be shunned (as smoking is today) and parents will insist that their … Continue reading

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IT Peers Overspend

In March Gartner released research that showed just over a third of development was Agile and almost half remained waterfall. The same survey noted that more than half of all organizations are doing some Agile development for some of their … Continue reading

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