It is modern to be data-driven. Organizations brag: “We make decisions based on data.” Having spent a decent amount of time building data-crunching systems, I have a lot of sympathy for this attitude. In fact, I have suggested data-driven approaches in previous articles. But I also think that the tendency to measure and quantify everything... Continue Reading →
Story Points – Useful Tool Or Waste Of Time?
Estimation exercises that require the team to come around a table and discuss whether a task is a three or a five are a typical component of today’s software development rituals. Do the benefits of this process outweigh its cost? I have worked in teams with and without this process and I have found myself... Continue Reading →