Let’s talk about #NoEstimates

Should we expect estimates for software development? There’s a movement called “No Estimates” that suggests there is a better way to develop software without using estimates as part of the process. In an interview with InfoQ, Woody Zuill states, “Personally for me, what No Estimates is about, is alternative ways to make decisions, that don’t require that we use estimates.” Read More …

The Resource Constraint Conundrum

It’s the most over used term in the office. “We have resource constraints.” “We can’t do that project due to resource constraints.” “We missed the time line due to resource constraints.” The rationale behind this line of thinking is that there isn’t enough people. If we just had more people then we could do all the projects and hit all Read More …

Repeating software processes. To attract and repel.

Are we attracted to repetition? Yes.  We all are. It touches every facet of our lives. As a few examples, we eat the same types of foods each week, we watch the same TV series, and we read books that belong to a series. A study and report from Alix Spiegel of NPR captures the power of repetition in music Read More …

Being Pushy

Disclosure: I am an active TMobile subscriber. Last November I provided commentary about TMobile’s bold moves in the “uncarrier” program and how they are pushing the cell phone industry in new directions. In the latest installment, uncarrier 6.0, TMobile is taking the chains off streaming music. Last week, Tmobile announced that data used from some streaming music sites will no Read More …

Play it again.

Repetition in youth. That song was awesome! Play it again. Rewind-stop-play-rewind-stop-play-forward-play, call the radio station for a request, press repeat. These actions are all part of my memory as a youth. Back in the days when I spent a fair amount of my income on cassette tapes and CDs. It was that song. It was my favorite song. It was Read More …