Projects

The Price is Fixed: Come on down!

Fixed Price Projects have a bad reputation. If you've worked in our industry for a while, you'll understand why. We overpromise to close the sale and underdeliver when reality hits...

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Focused Goals

A new project starts with a slide deck. We'll think about the details of our problem, come up with a solution and present a high-level plan. The board agrees and...

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Lean and slow.

Large enterprises are unwieldy. Their people might be competent and their visions might be sound, but turning around the proverbial tanker takes time. Libraries have been written about change management and...

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Process > plans

When training for any sport, consistency is key. Amateur judoka will count their wins. Professionals will focus rigorously on their technique. A beginning football player goes home disappointed that he didn't...

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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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The future is semi-remote

“At least I’m not in a traffic jam…” Nobody enjoys commutes. Not a single person. Yet most of us leave home in the morning, face rush hour madness and move to a far-away...

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