You have arrived here and you’re wondering why the hell is this blog called The Pain and Gain of Edward Bear?
Go on and read this little story…
It was the evening of a rough day at work back in 2011.
I had had a difficult meeting and I had got home late. I poured out some rose d’anjou and sat in front of my laptop waiting for another late night meeting to begin.
I felt irritated, misunderstood, and frantic in a situation where you desperately want to change things but you can’t get through to people.
So I opened the “Software Project Survival Guide” to simply check it out (a friend of mine had sent it to me recently) and scrolled down to this page…
There was the image and the text.
Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it.
And then he feels that perhaps there isn’t.
That’s it, I thought. I am Edward Bear. I have my head thumping against all kinds of testing and leadership problems, and I definitely know there should be a solution out there.
So I thought Edward Bear deserves a chance. And a blog, too.