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Complex Systems (29)

The Complex Manifesto for Software Development

The world is more complex than people like it to be. I regularly see blog posts of software experts providing us with values, principles,...

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Embrace Diversity, Erase Uniformity

Note: this article was posted earlier as a guest post on John Hunter's Curious Cat Management Improvement blog. Five years ago, when ...

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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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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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Adaptation vs. Anticipation

In his recent talk on architecture vs. agile development, Philippe Kruchten presented a simple but compelling message: Software Architect...

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The Virtue of Junk Code

Brett Schuchert wrote a fine article yesterday on the subject of refactoring, or cleaning up your code. And though I agree with most of h...

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Not Repeatable Results but Repeatable Success

I don't believe in repeatable results. I only believe in repeatable success. Repeatable Results vs. Repeatable ProcessesIn his recent...

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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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What’s Driving Our Process Improvements

The first couple of years after getting my driver’s license, I was a really bad driver. Taking a seat behind the wheel (if I could find...

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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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(R)evolutionary Changes

On codebetter.com Peter van Ooijen has published a blog entry on the evolutionary mechanisms one can find in the selection of tools and t...

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