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How to Handle Many Simultaneous Projects

Agile software development methods, like Scrum and Lean, tell you how to run your projects. But they all do that from a single-project pe...

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Looking for Leading Developers (or Arno 2.0)

This is Arno. Arno is only 23 years old, but he's already one of our leading software developers. In three months Arno will be exchan...

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To Motivate People… Balance Your Practices

There are many ways to motivate (and demotivate) people. As a development manager, project manager or ScrumMaster, it might help to use a...

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Fixed Price Contracts in Agile Projects

Again and again I am asked (or feel compelled) to explain why agile software development fits nicely with fixed price contracts. Some peo...

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Win $100 Worth of Software Development Books!

Attention, dear readers… This is your chance to win $100 worth of software development books!!! Here's how… As an Amazon....

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If You’re Going to San Francisco…

Warning! This message is completely off-topic, but who cares? Not me! I can use some help, so I'm asking. I will be in San Francisco ...

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5 Easy Questions for Grady Booch

On this blog I have published interviews with Steve McConnell, Johanna Rothman, Alistair Cockburn, Robert L. Glass, Scott Berkun and Mary...

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Top 100 Blogs for Development Managers (Q3 2008)

Note: The newest edition of this list is available here! Finally, it’s here! The new list I’ve been working on for more than ...

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The 1st Law of Software Development

There are at least three reasons why people are the most important part of any software project. And this leads to (what I would like to ...

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How Not to Manage Your Country (or Project)

Having returned from a 2-week vacation in Cuba, it is interesting to see that managers can learn a lot from this unique country in the Ca...

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The (Secret) Agents in Software Projects

I've argued many times that software projects are complex adaptive systems. This view is shared by Ken Schwaber, Jim Highsmith and ma...

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How Did I Get Started in Software Development?

Since a couple of months there's a meme flying around the blogosphere that has every narcissistic blogger spill out boring details ab...

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