Common sense is not so common

I talked recently with one of my coworkers about software management. She pointed out that we should use common sense instead of management technologies or frameworks such as Scrum, Lean, Kanban, Iterative or Waterfall. She said: "we should do things normally, just based on common sense" Well, I disagree. Because: Common sense is not so … Continue reading Common sense is not so common

Software Development is pretty much about the Team

  But Linus Torvalds wrote Linux all by himself, right? That's not exactly true. Linus wrote the first Linux kernel. But he didn't work all by himself even in the beginning. After he started, he asked the community for suggestions and ideas for the new features: Hello everybody out there using minix - I'm doing … Continue reading Software Development is pretty much about the Team

A story about communication between dev and manager…

Today a short story about "A Man in a Ballon". Sad but often true. A Man in a Balloon A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a man below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend … Continue reading A story about communication between dev and manager…

If you were hit by a bus tomorrow would your project be dead in the water?

If you were hit by a bus tomorrow... If you were hit by a bus tomorrow (knock on wood) would your project get stuck? I still remember when one I worked on did. Well, I wasn't exactly hit by the bus, but from the project standpoint, it was close enough. We worked on an important … Continue reading If you were hit by a bus tomorrow would your project be dead in the water?