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Risk & Uncertainty (15)

What If… People Focused on Opportunities?

I am renting out my house in Rotterdam to strangers. I rarely make use of it anyway. (And I have another home in Brussels too.) So why no...

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Managing Risk vs. Managing Yourself

I have returned from Sweden as happy guy, though the mosquitoes tried to make my vacation miserable. They were successful in leaving thei...

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Programming and Project Management Styles Resonant (guest post)

This is a guest post by Pradeep Bhanot. Pradeep is the Product Marketing Director for IT Governance solutions for EMEA at CA. He is based...

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Commit to Sprint Planning or Definition of Done, Not Both

I'm having trouble with people's use of the term commitment. In Scrum and other agile processes, the term commitment-based sprint...

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Planning for Feature-Complete Deadlines

Next week I will be on vacation in Sweden. I am really looking forward to that. If the northern part of Sweden allows it, you can expect ...

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The Three Types of Change

Last week I moaned about power laws, and how they make our lives miserable. The realization that power laws are disturbing our work gave ...

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Your Project Will Suffer From Power Laws

You have this great new project. With groovy new technologies, a fine bunch of developers, and a preliminary set of requirements that loo...

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Agile Is NOT a Risk Management Strategy

Last week I told you that agile is a risk management strategy. But it's not. I lied. (Sort of) It is true that agile covers all the p...

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Agile Is a Risk Management Strategy

Some people claim that agile software development is a risk management strategy. Why? Because all principles of risk management are nicel...

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Risk Management = Banana Peels AND Dollar Bills

I've been trying to think about risk. What is it? What does it mean when we're taking a risk? Five years ago I took a risk when I...

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One Curse a Day Keeps the Burnout Away

My friend has recently suffered a burnout. From one moment to the next he suddenly had a mental collapse, and he was completely unable to...

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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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