It is not enough to make good technology. You have to talk about it. You have to talk about it when it is good and when it is bad. The first is easy, to a point. The second is hard. How do you tell someone that their ideas are not working, that their plans have failed, that their vision of the world is incorrect? Evelyn and Sully give their lesson on the subject.
Visions don’t always work as we like. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the largest regular tech conference for Women in the World. Our 8-year-old entrepreneur has visions of attending and showing her new startup to a receptive world. We also discuss the challenges of building a good vision, one that guides your organization and actually makes sense. 
What is Vision? Business or Organizational Vision? Is just a fantasy? or a vague idea based on unproven technology? It is actually a very specific and useful concept, if you understand it. A clear vision can help you plan for the future, manage what you are doing, and assess your project. However, before you can do any of those things, you need to understand the basic elements. To our 8-year old entrepreneur, vision is a computer controlled still cutter, but she is still learning her way. 
This episode is a little different from our regular episodes with our regular cast. It is a short essay on Vannevar Bush, an essay about the origins of the fundamental ideas that guide how the U. S. Government deals with scientific research and scientific institutions. It is designed to give you a little deeper understanding of the relationship between science & government and to give you that understanding in just 10 minutes. 
A binge of three episodes. A binge for your workout. A binge for your commute. Or just a binge to catch up on the episodes that you missed. This binge has three episodes from the fall. In the first Don Shafer of the Athens group talks about deadlines and why software projects can run late. In the second , Rohit our overly enthusiastic IT guy, explains why Walter P Shewhart, the inventor of the cycle of continuous improvement is so important. In the last, Pierre Bourque tells us about the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge and why you should know about it, even if you don’t use it.