Posts Tagged ‘teamwork’

What’s wrong with typical resourcing

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Oftentimes people are assigned into projects by looking into resource pools and determining some key characteristics of each resource: what is the current utilization rate, what do reservation calendars look like and on some more sophisticated scenarios, also each person’s skill sets are taken into consideration. But this model is far from ideal for numerous reasons. (more…)

What is your inner story?

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Behind every person is an inner story. A story that describes her world-view and thus her behaviour. The story may not be consciously written but silently adopted – and adapted – from local contemporary culture, childhood, genes and so on. All the books you read and stories you heard contributed to your story.

But there are sub-stories also. In physics we have had Newtonian and Einsteinian stories, and these stories constantly change. In this post I urge you to think what are your stories of software development. There are at least three different types of stories that define you as a software developer.

The essence of smart methodology is bridging the gaps

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Listening to Ivar Jacobson’s talk about closing the gap between business and IT gave me an idea, what software development methodologies are all about.

During the 50 years of software development we have seen a plethora of software development methods. Every ten years comes a new methodology, a new solution, to the same old problems we have been fighting for the whole 50 years. And will be fighting, dare I say, the next 50 years. One weapon used in the war is development methodologies. But what really is the essence of a methodology?