Archives - November 2008

Big Visible Cruise on the Big Screen

In one of our projects, I purchased a 50" big-screen television on which to display build statuses. With the popularity of HD TVs, I was able to purchase one without defect for $180.00. This TV is set up in the room to give build status to everyone in the room. Here is a picture of the TV from the...

If you cannot afford to test it, you cannot afford to sell it

In software, everyone agrees that testing is good, but there is a lot of disagreement on the level of testing that is necessary. Fortunately, there is not an industry standard or government software code that mandates certain testing because this industry is still figuring it out. The hypothesis of this...

The Myth of Self-Organizing Teams

A hot topic in the agile world is "self-organization". The reaction against tight command and control management structures has swayed the pendulum all the way over to chaos. First, I understand that every team is different, and my views are tainted by my personal experiences, which include heavy work...