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Scrum: New Age homeopathy for software teams

Get rich quick! Lose weight without diet or exercise! Build high-quality software faster with Scrum! Somebody is making a lot of money out of these programs and it's usually not you. Large companies have...

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The art of lean planning

It's 2018 and we still see companies making upfront project plans. JIRA backlogs, Excel and MS Project. These plans are made at the time we know nothing about the problem...

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Starting a project the right way.

You know those developers who start coding and ask questions later? You don’t want to be them. These fools rush in without defining the problem space. The opposite of the kamikaze...

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Lazy leadership

"Security is a top priority" Sounds great, right?  It sounds so good that it's common in board meetings and steering committees. It signals that we take this value seriously and that...

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Burned-out Superman

There is a scene in Richard Donner's Superman 2 where a kid is fooling around on the edge of the Niagara Falls. He's doing some irresponsible, risky shenanigans. The audience...

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Watered-down to waterfall

Crippling your great ideas to fit corporate logic Remember when MVP meant validating your most radical assumptions as soon as possible? Nowadays it's just slang for Phase 1 of the Gantt chart. Remember when...

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Project management : a serious guide

If you’ve ever worked on a software project, you’ve noticed there is quite a bit of project management jargon being thrown around. Since asking questions makes you look stupid, I’ve...

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Clock punching 101

Most wage slaves work 40 hours per week. Entrepreneurs do at least 70. Lazy part-timers can only perform for 20 hours, while social media influencers squeeze out 169. France wants...

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Configuration Fetish

When running a software project, your task is to obsess over simplicity The best software is simple. The most stable lines of code are those you didn’t ship with the end...

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