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Why Developers Are Never Really Happy

Why are developers never completely happy with the tools they are using? Why are users never fully content with the software we build for...

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People Don’t Read

Am I the only one keeping Amazon.com alive? Or do people buy books without actually reading them? These last few weeks I received some de...

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What is a Project?

For many years people have been trying to compare projects, created by different organizations, in different situations. Comparisons are ...

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Project Management Parade 2008

Today I gave a presentation about the things we can learn from complexity theory, to a number of project managers, on a Dutch seminar cal...

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Death by Blogging

I’m trying to reach a point where I seriously run the risk of death by blogging. I’m not that far yet, so there’s still...

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The Timing of Requirements

Monitoring the customer's wish list (or the backlog of requirements) is an important part of a project manager's job. Agile metho...

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Don’t Believe Anyone

I'm a disbeliever. I tend not to believe people's claims about what they think is the truth. I am Skepticism Incarnated. After ea...

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Skip the Estimates

In our company we use a large and complicated spreadsheet for estimating project size. We have designed the formulas to include frontend ...

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We Underestimate Nonlinearity, Not Effort

People have linear minds. We expect and imagine all things to be straight. I live many of my weekends in Brussels (Belgium). It has one o...

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Quality Review Process

Has anyone noticed how my blog entries are getting longer and longer? I started out writing 350 words per day on average in the first wee...

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