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A few years back a fascinating number came out of Gartner. They predicted that within the Enterprise market there would be a trillion dollar (that’s $1,000,000,000,000) backlog of IT projects by 2015


Are you really sure what makes a programmer productive? Is it VIM instead of Emacs, the latest Haskell web framework or your favourite NoSQL database? Sorry, but if you focus on tools, frameworks or even processes, you got it backwards! Real programmer productivity starts at the very beginning: Proper requirements.


I’m not here to share any secret methods to being productive, but I can tell you what has kept me from being productive