For Lift Studios Broadcast 027 I got a chance to chat with Kris Krug here at LiFT studios. The conversation started with some background about Kris and how his experiences of moving to Vancouver, going to Trinity Western University and working in Silicon Valley shaped his future. The conversation is informal and candid in nature and we get to see a different side of Kris Krug.
Losing My Religion
To me the chat gets interesting when Kris talks about the life-changing events at Trinity Western and his view of religion after that point. We all have moments in our lives that we can look back on and see how our decisions have been informed.
Thoughts on Outsourcing
Another surprising topic that comes up is Kris’ opinion about outsourcing. I’ve had many people suggest that we try outsourcing the development work overseas but like Kris, I don’t yet believe that it’s a viable option. I’ve only heard nightmares about iteration after iteration of complex web projects that end up costing more and taking three times as long to complete.
Kris suggests that building quality software requires quick iterative cycles, clear communication and agile design and development. We’re definitely with Kris on this one.
If you want to learn more about Kris Krug, I suggest Google, he’s everywhere. In fact, that’s maybe what we should talk to Kris about next.
Thanks to Kris for a great talk, we’re looking forward to having you in again to chat about the future instead of the past.