Tag Archives: project management

It's All About Requirements Iterations!

Introduction Waterfall, agile, iterative, whatever your process, your chance of success can be measured by the number solid feedback loops between the developers and the domain experts. In this article I’ll try to argue that no matter your process, you have to find ways to insert frequent checkpoints. I’ll argue that agile development makes this…
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Early project estimation

Over the last few years I've been experiencing conflicts between pure agile development and the need for budgeting. At SciSpike we do everything agile and it works for us. We have a good idea of the velocity of our teams and can often be very accurate in our estimates. Often, when working on client projects,…
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Distributed Agile/Scrum that Works

In preparation for a course I'm teaching over the next couple of weeks on OO and Scrum, I spent the weekend reading up on the new books on Agile and Scrum to see if there are points that I need to add to my courses. During my preparation I read a few books and papers…
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Why are DSL’s such a hard sell?

Over the last years I’ve built a dozen or so large scale Domain Specific Languages (DSL) and almost without exceptions, they’ve been hard sells. Usually, each of these received initial resistance in the organizations they’ve been introduced. This despite their convincing potential and their eventual success. Here are some examples of these successes: Project for…
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