Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Illusion of Rigor (Superstition in software development) – Part 1

When I was a software consultant I got to see a wide of software projects in a wide variety of different organizations. My subjective experience is that most software projects in most organizations get it quite badly wrong most of … Continue reading

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Acceptance Criteria for Release Management Maturity Model

I was asked a good question by a colleague a couple of days ago. On p419 of my book Jez and I show and I describe a “Configuration and Release Management Maturity Model”. My colleague asked: “What are sensible acceptance … Continue reading

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Hypothesis based development

I think that the reason that agile development works is because it is the application of the scientific method to software development. A fundamental aspect of that is the importance of forming a hypothesis before you start so that you … Continue reading

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Going live

My project went live this week. You can see our web site here. My team and I are all very proud of our work, we have been building the LMAX exchange for several years now, but have only just released … Continue reading

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