Go Researching Waterfalls

One of my courses this year is a seminar on information systems. Before each class, we each write a “conversation starter” incorporating our thoughts on the papers. A topic that has greatly interested me lately is waterfall vs. agile development. “Waterfall” projects hinge on all-or-nothing strategy: let’s spend weeks and months developing something, then release […]

Grad School: I Survived Week One!

  I did it — I survived my first week as a PhD student.  There is a lot of mystery about the PhD, probably because so few have done a PhD, and those who do tend to run in the same circles and do not interact with the outside world too much (more on that […]