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How (not) to speed up development

How (not) to speed up development

Software development is expensive. It takes time, requires various & uncommon skills and on top of that - the developers' salaries are among the highest ones in the company. It's also affected by hard-to-grasp, unfavorable factors like technical debt that…

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So, how much maintenance is (precisely) enough, huh?

So, how much maintenance is (precisely) enough, huh?

It seems that the technical debt is one on my favorite topics ;P Looking back just a few months, I've assembled at least three posts on the subject. One of them is particularly on the cost of running software (https:…

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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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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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Imagine that ... (the Event Sourcing parable ;P)

Imagine that ... (the Event Sourcing parable ;P)

Imagine that ...... you're at the doctor's because you don't feel well - there's something wrong with your health and you need professional help of a medical expert. You sit in front of him, but before you have any chance to…

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Making code more expressive with conventions

Making code more expressive with  conventions

This blog post is all about: what are the potential benefits of a good convention & what are the conditions to make it so :), what is the most fundamental requirement for the convention to succeed & why conventions are double-edged…

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