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Top 25 Most Popular Software Engineers

Today I wanted to know which people are the most popular thinkers and writers in the field of software engineering. So I devised a hopele...

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Flight of the Software Bugs

In this week's NewScientist magazine there's an article on software bugs in airplanes. Allow me to quote some parts of it: Softwa...

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Traditional versus Agile: Where’s the Proof?

I have a bit of a problem with a recent survey in Dr. Dobb's Journal, carried out by Scott Ambler. The survey is supposed to show tha...

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Competence Development: The Cone of Incompetence

Managers are responsible for competence development in an organization. But, for some reason, this doesn't always happen. Steve McCon...

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(Very) Frequent Delivery

The frequent delivery principle in agile methods tells us that we should deliver products to our customers frequently. Quite often a fixe...

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Complex Problems, Simple Solutions

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." – H.L. Mencken Everytime when something ...

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Professional Software Development

I just finished reading the book Professional Software Development, by Steve McConnell. I think Steve’s previous books (particularl...

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The Software Project Cube

The iron triangle in project management tells us that a product is the result of scope, time and resources. Product = Scope * Time * Reso...

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The Quality Improvement Gardener

As CIO in our company it is my job to make sure that quality improvement is an on-going process for which everyone feels responsible. In ...

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The S-Curve in Software Projects

I think I have discovered something very significant today… While reading some articles dealing with measuring progress in a softwa...

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How Do Ants Know What to Do?

A colleague of mine forwarded a link to this fine presentation by Deborah Gordon on ant colonies. In this presentation she clearly shows ...

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Software Development Book List

I'm trying to read the most importants books on the subject of software development (and particulary the managing part of it). Resear...

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