Posts Tagged "productivity"

Pair Programming Trails

Jun 19 2015

Pair Programming As A Workshop Yesterday I had the opportunity to pair programme for a few hours, something I don’t get to…

On Productivity

Sep 09 2014

Q. If it were even possible, how would you go about measuring the productivity / effectiveness of an engineering Dev team ?…

Business change requires changing the working mindset

May 29 2012

The billable hour is a direct descendent of the labor theory of value, which was falsified in 1871. Why are we still…

Too busy chopping wood to sharpen the axe

Dec 01 2011

The prevailing management (and financial) mindset in companies today is focused on efficiency, productivity, and costs. The primary concern is to maximize…

Pomodoro galore

May 01 2009

Almost everything for us is now a pomodoro. Some time ago we replaced the per-iteration planning game with on-demand planning pomodoros and…

If speed is of the essence then so is high quality

Feb 01 2009

Ron Jeffries speaks out about trading quality for speed. Basically, you’re kidding yourself. The “cut quality to go faster” view represents a…

Velocity, capacity and productivity

May 01 2008

A team’s velocity is the sum of the estimates of the user stories that were done during the iteration. Some people use…

It takes 1 woman 9 months to make a baby

May 01 2007

According to Fred Brooks in Mythical Man Month (and common knowledge) it takes 1 woman 9 months to make a baby. But 9…

Improve quality to increase productivity

Apr 01 2007

Sadly, these days most managers are more interested in the cost of quality than in quality itself. Essentially, they’re wondering “how low can we…

An ‘aeroplane in flight’ metaphor for agile tracking

Jan 01 2006

  During development we want to constantly measure how much more work we have to do and how fast we are doing work so that we know where we’re…

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