Posts Tagged "information"

The problem with estimates part 2 – all cost, no value

Sep 22 2014

In a previous post I talked about the issues associated with the kind of single-point estimates devoid of uncertainty information used by…

The problem with estimates part 1 – uncertainty

Sep 18 2014

Most software people who have ever had to produce an estimate will tell you that estimation is extremely problematic: Estimates are woefully…

Experience over Language

Sep 15 2014

This post follows on from a previous blog post entitled “The Mechanics of Meaning”. Software development bridges the human and the digital…

Fund success through lots of small investments not from one big estimate

Aug 17 2012

If you have to estimate at least know why you’re estimating and do it appropriately so that it’s in some way useful…

Knowledge nuggets from Kent Beck

Jul 01 2012

From the @energizedwork tweet stream with hash tag #rediscoveringkent whilst I was re-reading Kent Beck’s Extreme Programming Explained books (both versions) again:…

Are business people ready for the transparency agile software development brings?

Jun 30 2012

Taken from Marta Jasinka’s InfoQ interview with me about No Bull. Business teams can and should go through a similar change the…

Using Spikes

Nov 01 2011

The XP practice of ‘spiking’ has been around for a while but there isn’t a whole lot written about it. Why Spike?…

More meaningful accounting to visualize software economics for more informed decision-making

Feb 01 2011

In this article Ross Maynard says it’s unhelpful, even dangerous, to use the same methods to compile management and financial accounts. Regarding…

Reports are waste and a reason for poor decision-making

Jan 01 2010

Myron Tribus said: “Managing a company by means of a monthly report is like trying to drive a car by watching the…

Product stream

Oct 01 2009

Think of a product stream as a small company working exclusively on a product and delivering features that excite users to maximize…