Developers' Support System
GuestBook           GuestMap           Calendar           Open Comments           Private Message

You can login to add your thoughts or contributions here, visiting
User ID: contributor
Password: support
where you can also find an additional and private blog where you may practice without showing your work to others.
There is also a list-group with instruction on how to join or sign-in temporarily, as well as a Movable Type Blog and a moBlog for you to test, anytime.

Login to your email
User Name:

Technical Support
Password Reminder

Get a Free E-mail Address

Selected Links see a
of each link
on the status bar
(bottom left corner
 of your browser)

All Experts

Date Formats

Research Blogs



DSS Site Map

Project Idea Paper


February 2004

.January 2004

December 2003

November 2003

Suggested Tools

Click to visit
our mailing list

Guest Map

Sign Our Guestbook
by GuestWorld
View Our Guestbook

Other Related Links

The Emergency Email
& Wireless Network®

by Blogger


Listed on


The Octopus Files

   Monday, December 08, 2003  

Focusing on Accountability

Accountability is the way to keep track of our actions, to remember the details when we need to report them, to be reminded of pending or missing tasks, or to continue our efforts towards our goal(s). This book shows how important Accountability is.

Depending on personality, each one of us can choose a way to keep track of our actions; some prefer to carry daily planners to log every hour on each day, while others only have a wall calendar with hand-written notes on it; but those are options to organize or plan future activities, and not too efficient to report on activities already performed.

writing in detail how events happened, what we perceived or why we choose our actions, produces a very powerful 'personal' accountability document to remember or explain past events; it is like the pseudo-code or other remarks left inside the source code or its documentation, to make it more understandable when changes or improvements are required in the future.

As explained, here we will focus on a personal report of past events, using a de-facto tool like Excel; this informal document may help us produce formal required reports, as required by our partners or superiors.

If you need more reasons, please visit the page about Personal Accountability on

Another great article to justify being accountable towards each other is Accountability in Cross-Cultural Partnerships.
   posted by FernanDoylet at 2:15 PM

Comments: Post a Comment

This web-based Decision Support model for Software Developers accountability is a community blog where all visitors are welcome to experience its free interactive tools. No membership required.
Site Map

Focus & Goals

Review this Site

Fernando Doylet

Private Message

What is your name?

Where are you from?

E-mail address?

Message or Comment:

. .

Panda ActiveScan - Free Online Virus Check