Posts Tagged "quality"

Presenting BuyaPowa at Hacker News London

Aug 01 2012

In April, I did a talk at the Hacker News London meetup. The talk was about a startup we’re working with called…

Technical debt can grind business to a halt

Jun 14 2012

“Technical debt built up in the rush to get software out the door always comes back to bite you. There must be…

Developers are users of the code

Jun 01 2012

“Technical debt built up in the rush to get software out the door always comes back to bite you. There must be…

Help create business agility. Bake quality in

Mar 01 2012

Something common I’ve seen in effective agile teams is that testing has found a new home at the heart of development. I’m…

Pursuing features increases total cost of ownership

Feb 01 2012

I suspect lots of decisions are made because they bring short-term benefits despite there being long-term risks. I’ve seen agile teams pushed…

The (un)ethics of Big Vendor contracts with cost-driven companies

Nov 01 2011

Consider a company looking to procure external software services. This is a company that manages by objectives and spends time and effort…

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…

What is craftsmanship?

Jan 01 2009

I just stumbled on a note I made before Christmas on a tweet from Brian Marick that provided a definition for craft.…

Quality, relativism and a fetish

Dec 01 2008

Sooner or later the manager says: “We’ve got to ship this thing”. And, whether it’s a conscious decision or a consequence of…

Right, fast and cheap. Choose any 2

Oct 01 2008

I had to laugh today when a colleague, shaking his head in exasperation following a business priority corridor conversation, distilled the basic…