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Allan Kelly
Allan Kelly has held just about every job in IT, these days he provides training and consulting in development management, processes & products, especially around Agile. He specializes in working with software product companies, aligning company strategy with products and processes. More about Allan at http://www.softwarestrategy.co.uk/allankelly

The Prototype of Future Knowledge Workers

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The following is an except from my 2008 book “Changing Software Development: Learning to be Agile”. I’ve been thinking about this suggestion a lot recently and have a blog post in the works. Hence I thought now would be a good time to share this, it also means I can reference this post in the one that comes next… and ...

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Notes to students doing research about Agile

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The dissertation/thesis writing season is approaching so I expect the recent set of questions from a student is the first of many. Actually they occur all year round but March to September is the busy period. So, to pre-empt any students bearing questions about Agile – and so I can just repeat my stock answers – here are some ideas ...

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Managers who don’t TDD be unemployable before 2012

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In the furious discussion over my “Programmers without TDD will be unemployable” last month a couple of people asked: “How will this come to pass?” And a few others said: “Managers will never let this happen.” Let me answer both these comments in one go: Managers are the missing link between today’s largely TDD-free code development and the 2012 world ...

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Manual testing sinful?

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One of the asides I made in “Programmers without TDD will be unemployable” which caused a bit of outrage in the testing community was my comment “Manual testing is a sin.” While I have been unfair to many testers, and somewhat simplistic, I still stand by the statement. Let me expand on why I still stand by the comment and ...

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Programmers without TDD will be unemployable by 2022 (a prediction)

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New year is traditionally the time of predictions, and several of the blogs I read have been engaging in predictions (e.g. Ian Sommerville “Software Engineerng looking forward 20 years.”). This is not a tradition I usually engage in myself but for once I’d like to make one. (I’ll get back to software economics next time, I need to make some ...

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The bad Agile demand curve

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In explaining the Agile Demand curve I told a good news story in the previous entry. This time I want to tell a bad news story. This is every classical Project Managers’ fear about Agile, its story we don’t tell often but it can happen. Once I’ve told this story we can proceed to the proper analysis of the Agile ...

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The good Agile demand curve

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I’ve been slow with this entry on Agile and the Demand Curve, apologies. Part of the reason for the delay is software demand is not simple. In my last entry on software economics I discussed why the Software Demand curve for custom software is both high (i.e. people want a lot of software) and inelastic (i.e. increases in costs don’t ...

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Software demand curve

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Returning to my series of posts applying the tools of economics to software development – Supply & Demand in software development, Software supply over time and Software supply & demand – this time its Agile – it is time to turn our attention to the demand curve. First a reminder of how things start… First I need to explain why ...

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Agile is like sex

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I’ll get back to software development economics, there are more posts in the works, but right now I need to say something…. I have blogged before on the subject of “What is Agile” – I’ve even expanded on that blog in an unfinished piece of writing called “What is Agile? Perspectives on Agile” – but sometimes I think its just ...

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Supply & Demand in software development

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(Whoops, I’m publishing a revision of this blog entry – something I don’t normally do. I realised after publication that I had mislabelled the graphs – they were correct but did not follow economists convention hence this revision. The core argument still stands although I have had to modify the reasoning slightly. Sorry.) I’m proud to say I am, or ...

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