Agile according to Basecamp

Running in Circles is Basecamp’s view of agile product management. They acknowledge the value of working in cycles, but add three pieces: having the time to focus, being able to modify the original plan, and tackle the core unknowns of the feature first. The first two are enablers that are provided to the makers by management. […]

Software architecture failing

Software architecture failing: tech writing is biased towards what the big ones do, which usually doesn’t fit most other contexts – but, who got fired for choosing IBM, right? Although I feel connected to this rant at an emotional level, I do think it’s necessary to elaborate more and make a positive contribution: help to […]

(…) the number-one indicator of a successful team wasn’t tenure, seniority or salary levels, but psychological safety. Think of a team you work with closely. How strongly do you agree with these five statements? If I take a chance, and screw up, it will be held against me Our team has a strong sense of culture that […]

The Google repository

I’ve been reading how Google organizes its codebase: they maintain a hyper-large repository containing everything, since the beginning of the company. I guess you may find Gmail, Photos, or AdWords there. You won’t find Android or Chrome, though – these are open source projects. The repository is 86Tb of data, 1 billion of files, and 35 billion […]

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