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Some things can never be spoken

“Some things can never be spoken Some things cannot be pronounced That word does not exist in any language It will never be uttered by a human mouth” Talking Heads, Give me back my name, Little Creates 1985 Some things shouldn’t be spoken. Some things shouldn’t be targeted, some things should be created as a side effect. In Life, the ...

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Agile Economics: The Cost of Change

In the agile world, we’re told to “embrace change”. As we can see in the picture on the right, change can embrace you back, and it can hurt. But what is the cost of change? And how does agile affect it? Economically speaking, change has both reasons and affects, and both have economic consequences. In Winston Royce’s original waterfall document, he said ...

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Building your own Slack bot

There are many cool things one can do to leverage the power of Slack – private channels, embedding various content, searching all the messages from one place, sharing files and code, using some of the many available integrations or building one yourself. In this post I will focus on the last one. I have finished such an implementation myself recently. ...

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How NOT to Appear Desperate in a Job Search

Whether you are happy employed, “between jobs,” or suffering from habitual unemployment, it’s helpful to be conscious of the image you are projecting during a job search. There is real potential damage to job seekers who appear desperate, with two rather simple explanations. 1 – Employers may be more likely to take advantage. Applicants that appear the most desperate for work ...

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Mastering TDD

Two weeks ago I went to Paul Stringer’s course “Mastering TDD/BDD in iOS”. After the two days, I was exhausted… During the course, we looked at all the theory, completed some exercises. Paul gave us lots of links and books to read and, quite frankly, I was feeling overwhelmed. I saw myself in front of the computer, with all those ...

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Apache Camel 2.18 – Highlights of what is coming

The Camel riders are busy working on the upcoming Apache Camel 2.18 release. As we update the release notes on the fly, its a way of quickly looking at what is coming. I just wanted to do a quick update here in the summer what we have done so far with the highlights in short form. More elaborate details to come when ...

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What is a Digital Product?

As product managers and product owners, the products we look after are fundamental to our work: they shape our day-to-day activities and determine our responsibilities. We create a product strategy and product roadmap; we manage the product backlog and use minimum viable products and product increments. But what is a product? While this seems a trivial question, I have met ...

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SQL Query on Mixed Schema Data Using Apache Drill

You may have heard this statement before:      Apache Drill does schema discovery on-the-fly. What does that mean, and why should it matter to you? The power of SQL for business analytics is a given, but the challenge in big data settings is that SQL is normally a static language that assumes pre-defined, fixed and well-known schema. SQL also needs flat ...

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The Case for and Against Estimates, Part 5

If you’ve been following the conversation, I discussed in Part 1 how I like agile roadmaps and gross estimation and/or targets for projects and programs. In Part 2, I discussed when estimates might not be useful. In Part 3, I discussed how estimates can be useful. In Part 4, I discussed #noestimates.  Let me summarize my thinking and what I ...

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Management – what are we left with?

Over the last four month I have written a dozen blogs concerning management of software development. I will write more, but I’d also like to draw a line under this mini-series write now – there are other things I want to blog about. Management in and of software development is an important topic, simply abolishing it is simplistic. Although as ...

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