January 2016

Discussing Metrics that Matter

January 28, 2016 0 comments
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Check out the video roundtable I was in yesterday: Continuous Discussion-Metrics that Matter: http://bit.ly/1WODPZJ (26 Jan 2016)

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What is Waste?

January 27, 2016 0 comments

A large part of the success of the lean manufacturing movement was its call to eliminate waste. Deming introduced the concept that waste in manufacturing came from excessive inventory. Inventory was considered waste because it tied up capital and required that it be kept in storage until it was ultimately sold. But what is waste […]

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Why Nine Practices?

January 20, 2016 0 comments

My new book, Beyond Legacy Code, Nine Practices to Extend the Life (and Value) of your Software is out. I guess one obvious question is: Why nine practices? I wanted to organize the book around core practices because this would let readers jump around in the text and focus on the practices that are most […]

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Why I Wrote Beyond Legacy Code

January 13, 2016 0 comments
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I wrote Beyond Legacy Code: Nine Practices to Extend the Life (and Value) of Your Software because I noticed two major disconnects in my experience as a developer. First, the more challenging technical practices such as test driven development and refactoring, were not being as quickly assimilated by teams as some of the simpler Agile […]

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How to Define a Successful Software Product

January 6, 2016 0 comments

People define success differently. This is not only true individually but we define the success of products or projects based on different criteria, too. To the Standish Group, success is about predictability. They define the success of a software project as one that is delivered on time, on budget, and with all the features and […]

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