Quote of the Month October 2016

If you blindly accept what clients say they want and proceed with a project on that basis, both you and the clients may be in for a rude awakening. You will have built something the clients cannot use. Often in the process of building a solution, the clients learn what they need is not the […]

Quote of the Month September 2016

The [Product Owner] role is still incredibly broad, incredibly nuanced and incredibly challenging for a single individual to do well. I’ve probably met 2-300 product owners over the last five or so years and I think perhaps 3-5 of them were doing an outstanding job across all the aspects of the role. So we’re still […]

Quote of the Month August 2016

Are there unbreakable laws ruling the process of software development? I asked myself this question while reflecting on a recent project, and the answer leads to many conclusions, some already known and some more revealing.

Quote of the Month June 2016

The only software which doesn’t change is dead software. Stopping software from changing is a fast way to kill it. Treating software development as a temporary endeavour kills it. Regarding software as temporary also means the teams which create it get regarded as temporary. Such teams get disbanded at “the end”. The developers scatter to […]

Quote of the Month May 2016

In other words, estimating is the key to unlocking the ability to commit. The ability to commit to near-term deliverables is the key to building a reliable, agile enterprise. So, there are good business reason why we need to take a harder look at this funny agile estimating thing.