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XKCD – Making Progress: lots of problems

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/10

I think the alt-text is even better than the cartoon itself:

I started off with countless problems. But now I know, thanks to COUNT(), that I have “#REF! ERROR: Circular dependency detected” problems.

Source: [WayBackXKCD 1906: I started the day with lots of problems. But now, after hours and hours of work, I have lots of problems in a spreadsheet.

–jeroen

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Why Isn’t Agile Working? – Hacker Noon

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/26

Definitely worth reading when you think you’re being Agile, but you don’t. [WayBackWhy Isn’t Agile Working? – Hacker Noon.

Via:

–jeroen

 

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A (sad) security user story – The Isoblog.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/11

The sad thing is that most security people do not like these kinds of user stories:

As any user, I never want to get a “denied” message, but a “in order to do what you want you are missing the X permission” message in order to be able to track down the root cause and request the appropriate permissions more easily.

Source: [WayBackA (sad) security user story – The Isoblog.

Related: [WayBackUser Stories and User Story Examples by Mike Cohn

–jeroen

Via: [WayBack] A (sad) security user story… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

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What not to estimate: defects, spikes and (in during sprint planning): stories.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/06

A few nice reads on that not to estimate and why:

Related:

Via:

–jeroen

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Why We Write Tickets – Hacker Noon

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/04

Should be on the wall for every development team around:

Why We Write Tickets

Shared with my team the other day in Slack …

Why we write tickets

  • So if we get sick, a teammate can help us out
  • To help us decompose our work into small pieces
  • As a placeholder for a real-life conversation
  • To keep track of how we resolved the issue
  • To make our standups effective
  • To point out dependencies
  • To reflect on the mix/makeup of our work during retros
  • Self-discipline.
  • Don’t take on too much.
  • Try to do one thing at a time

Why we DON’T write tickets

  • To track our time
  • To compete with other team members
  • To show managers we’re busy
  • To make managing people possible
  • To report status, or % complete
  • Because Jira is fun to use
  • External discipline

John CutlerFollow – Multiple hat-wearer. Product development nut. I love wrangling complex problems and answering the why with qual/quant data. May 4

Source: [WayBackWhy We Write Tickets – Hacker Noon

Via: [WayBack] Why We Write Tickets – Hacker Noon – Marjan Venema – Google+

–jeroen

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