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Agile Book Writing

Let me tell you how writing a book (at least in my case) is simply another agile project: I have a high-level feature list that contains ...

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Iterations and Increments Recycled

Finally… I have finished my article on the subject of iterations vs. increments. The damn thing took me almost four weeks to write....

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Why I Would Never Hire Steve Yegge

Based on what I read in Steve Yegge’s latest article ("Get that job at Google") I came to the conclusion that I would nev...

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Testing Software Engineers

After accidentally hiring a dyslectic kangaroo as a software tester, I have decided to improve my interview process for hiring new softwa...

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Kanban Eating

The experts in our industry have an amazing ability of inventing sexy names for simple things that are as old as my cooking pots. An exam...

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Finally, I’m one of the first!

It doesn't often happen that I'm feeling trendy. In Roger's Innovation Curve I am usually not in the group of Early Adopters,...

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KISS Principle: Make It Simple vs. Do It Simple

Making things simple is not the same as doing things simple. Unfortunately, this is not a simple message to get across. Here's my per...

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MoSCoW Priorities

We are giving up on MoSCoW. And by that I mean the prioritization approach promoted by DSDM, not the Russian city. — I had already ...

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A New Project Life Cycle

I've introduced a new project life cycle model in our organization. It's an exotic cocktail, created from 1/3 DSDM, 1/3 Scrum and...

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A Title for My Book

I need a title for my book. I still have more than a year to think about it, but I'm already anxious about it. I checked the titles o...

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The Law of Originality

More than a month ago I had this amazing insight in my car. At least, that's what I thought. I have a very inspiring car, which might...

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Complex versus Complicated

I just read the article The Other Side of Complexity, by Chuck Allison. In this article Allison claims that complexity in software can be...

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