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Effectiveness VS efficiency: the cultural aspect

Effectiveness VS efficiency: the cultural aspect

The dualism of effectiveness & efficiency (some would even say: the dichotomy (!))  is one of the most favourite topics of all Lean aficionados, Kanbanistas & other Agile-minded peeps (including prophets of Scrum ...). To be frank I've written about it on…

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The cost of "running" software

The cost of "running" software

Let's daydream a little bit: You build stuff in a work environment of virtually endless repertoire of ideas to be implemented. Your work is all about new features, extensions of existing features, feedback-based improvements of sub-optimal features, etc. Obviously, it's…

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Our Continuous Testing odyssey - part VII

Our Continuous Testing odyssey - part VII

The previous post in the series can be found here. Time flies. Over 4 months have passed since the last post about our automation journey - there are so many other topics to cover that the posts related to testing…

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Culture VS Tribe: which one to prioritize higher?

Culture VS Tribe: which one to prioritize higher?

I've enjoyed Ben Horowitz'es books. Both of them. Far more than his interviews/lectures on-line, even if I find some of the references he makes (especially hip-hop ones) annoying. But in the end: he's a brilliant guy with incredible experience…

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Why pools are better than deadlines in a disciplined delivery of value?

Why pools are better than deadlines in a disciplined delivery of value?

I'm sure you know how deadlines work: collect the requirements/expectations & grok through them (understand them)estimate the effort needed to deliver the outcome, quantify risks, "guesstimate" unknown unknowns, ...... and "collide" what you've got with current commitments & team…

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Burnout - early detection & avoidance (before it's too late)

Burnout - early detection & avoidance (before it's too late)

Disclaimer: I'm not a psychotherapist. This whole post is based on my individual observations & experiences - these may apply to you, but also may not. Don't blame me, but if you find these scribblings relevant, toss me a +1.…

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