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Processes

Writing Just Enough Documentation

One of the misconception that is often associated with agile software development is that agile teams won’t write any technical documentation. I assume that this misconception is so common because the agile manifesto states that we should value

The Cost of Context Switching

I have always thought that I am good at multitasking. That is why I believed that I don’t have to pay the price associated with context switching (or task switching). This week I realized that have been wrong. I am not very good at

We Need More Foremen

This week I read a blog post titled Where is the Foreman by Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin. It made me think. Uncle Bob suggests that a software development team should have a foreman who: He’d make sure everything was done, done right,

Two Reasons Why Estimates Aren’t Worth It

When potential customers contact us, the odds are that they want to know two things: How much does it cost to implement the application? How long it will take to implement the application? The honest answer to both of these questions is: We have no