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How I came to study this

I’ve been interested in the topics of software engineering and the development of software-centric systems since my first year of undergrad at Penn State University in 1996…

For me, the best thing about being a manager is bringing together remarkable individuals and, through coaching and experimentation, molding them into remarkable teams. For an employee to do their best work, their work and role must be well aligned with their intrinsic motivations. …

Background: My oldest son and daughter go to the same North Carolina middle school. The middle school Vice Principle asked me to give a talk to a group of top students and their parents on the topic of superpowers (strengths) and Kryptonite (weaknesses). …

16th century German printing press (source: Wikimedia)

Over the past two and a half years, I’ve led a project at IBM that deployed a new set of tools to help improve the company’s product development efforts. What is the benefit of providing better tools to employees? A first answer is that it helps increase employee productivity. While…

Bill Higgins

IBM Distinguished Engineer focused on culture and workforce modernization at scale

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