Items tagged with howtodevelopsoftware

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Scrum introduction

January 10, 2009 - 72 words , 3 comments
Getting a handle on the Scrum project methodology.
Also tagged as: axosoft baseball projectmanagement scrum video

Eating our dogfood in the sausage factory

March 26, 2008 - 238 words , 1 comment
Recursive development for the new Drupal powered community platform.
Also tagged as: community development drupal metaphor recursion

Common causes of failure

October 30, 2007 - 47 words
How to fail at software development
Also tagged as: inc

Estimating ship dates

October 27, 2007 - 152 words
An automated way of comparing developer estimates to their past work.
Also tagged as: estimating joelspolsky productmanagement projectmanagement

Who decides when it's right?

August 17, 2006 - 109 words , 2 comments
It doesn’t matter if the solution is technically right, if it doesn’t match the end user’s needs, you’ve failed.
Also tagged as: requirements testing useraccpetance usercentered

Business in the front, REST in the back

March 23, 2006 - 382 words
Nifty corners is a JavaScript and CSS method for building rounded corners, no images...
Also tagged as: feedapi folksonomy frameworks productivity rest simplelinks tagging web20 webservices yahoo

Keeping track of distributed teams

March 6, 2006 - 23 words
Using IM status to track work
Also tagged as: im projectmanagement

The danger of doing too much

December 15, 2005 - 363 words , 2 comments
Developers don’t think in terms of simplicity.
Also tagged as: deanebarker simplicity

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Building the Customer-Informed Product (Aug 15)
Strong products aren't composed of a list of features dictated by customers. They are guided by strong visions, and the execution of that vision is the primary focus of product development.
Assumptions and project planning (Feb 18)
When your assumptions change, it's reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they've already agreed to.
Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.

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