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People over Process: a Universal Law

Despite the progress we made in software engineering in the last two decades, some people still believe that processes can be more import...

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Creativity as the Root of Software Development

There is no single, authoritative perspective or definition of creativity. At least 60 different definitions of creativity can be found i...

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Simple vs. Complicated vs. Complex vs. Chaotic

When you’re managing software development projects, you need to know the difference between complex and complicated. Not knowing th...

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From Complexity Theory to Practical Management

One day I realized that software projects are complex adaptive systems, just like brains, beehives, biological cells, birthday parties, a...

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Call for Votes: Top 100 Software Engineering Blogs!

For months I have been trying to find out what the most popular blogs are for software engineers (and their managers). Sure, we all know ...

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5 Easy Questions for Robert L. Glass

In some earlier posts I published interviews with Steve McConnell, Johanna Rothman, Alistair Cockburn and Scott Berkun. This time I will ...

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Eat Chaos, Poop Order

Chaos and order are the theme of my life. I consume one and produce the other. As a student I was very active as a writer, illustrator, o...

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A Theory of Everything for Software Development

If there's one thing that all software development experts agree on, it's that the other experts are not always right. There are ...

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5 Easy Questions for Steve McConnell

In some earlier posts I published interviews with Johanna Rothman, Alistair Cockburn and Scott Berkun. After noticing that he is the #1 S...

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Burn Your Burn-down Charts

In many articles on Scrum, the traditional burn-down chart is still depicted as the preferred method for displaying progress in a sprint ...

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Book Review: User Stories Applied

The concept of writing user stories, as a way of documenting requirements, was introduced and popularized with Extreme Programming, and t...

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On Books and Laxatives

I am a book lover with a little problem. Every time I'm in a bookstore, I find myself looking for a restroom within a span of just a ...

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