With the advent of Agile techniques, thankfully companies that try to control every aspect of a software project in order to measure progress are becoming a thing of the past, thankfully far fewer than twenty or thirty years ago when I started as a software developer. I blogged about the dangers of tight control a […]

I listened to an old podcast from Dot Net Rocks recently Technical Debt isn’t Technical with Einer Host, which went on to explain how Technical Debt isn’t a technical problem. Using Agile techniques, once the sprint has been set by the product owner, programmers are left to themselves to organise the work and to slowly […]

Sixteen years ago I was working on a VB6 Access VBA contract. The first version of .NET had yet to be released. About that time Microsoft brought out a version of Java which was not widely accepted due to it being different to standard Java (and developers not wanting Microsoft to control Java), which led […]

I have only worked on a few projects that have been formally Agile based on Scrum/Kanban, although have been working like this informally since about 1996. I have worked on many projects as a team leader or as the sole developer or designer. I am very interested to try to tie my own views on […]

Agile techniques favour responding to change over following a plan. I can’t remember where I read it, but I took it years ago that Agile was about staying focused on user functionality over and above trying to plan every last detail because it had been acknowledged that it isn’t possible to do that in a […]

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