This question is rather fascinating, in part because of the misunderstandings that have arisen in respect of the famous George Miller paper about the magical number seven (plus or minus two). Some people apply the findings of Miller to team size, and they are wrong to do so. So, what is the optimal number of […]
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The Apprentice (UK). It started out as a show that offered the prize of a job working for Sir (now Lord) Alan Sugar. If you trust in the magic of television, you’ll believe that a series of tasks were devised to test the many skills needed to take on a job in one of the […]
These are the three things I encourage people to look at when they aren’t getting what they need out of their software development process. Because I had started with these so many times, I sometimes imagine everyone knows all about them; but each time I start helping a software team turn things around I find […]
I saw a picture that hinted that DevOps was a substitute or successor for Agile. This made me consider the question “Is DevOps a replacement for Agile?”. It had a chart that represented time from left to right, and suggested that Agile was “waterfall with shorter iterations” and that DevOps was “agile with even shorter […]