A lot of companies today wants to become “agile”. The $100.000.000 question is: How do you become agile?
18 Nov 2008 5 Comments
16 Sep 2008 Leave a comment
I recently had a post about technical debt, and Jelena made a very insightful comment that it was like elastic, plastic and fracture characteristics of materials like steel. I started to comment on the comment, but eventually I thought it deserved its own post. More
07 Sep 2008 1 Comment
in agile, continuous improvement, making money, organizations, retrospecitives, tdd Tags: acceptance test, continuous improvement, eliminate waste, integration test, retrospective, Scania, system test, testing, transparency
Yesterday I was visiting Scania when their R&D department had a family-day where they demonstrated what they are working with. Scania, for those of you who don’t know, is famous for making high quality trucks and buses. What struck me when we went from room to room and hall to hall was that wherever we went, there was an automated testing rig!
01 Sep 2008 Leave a comment
The other day I heard a person on my project say “Manual processes are risks”. Generally, if you do something that has a risk, you want to have a chance to gain something from taking the risk.
17 Aug 2008 Leave a comment
I have been in discussions about how far to refactor a lot of times. “Until duplication is removed”, is a common position, and sure, that is fine.
17 Aug 2008 2 Comments
Some people say things like “I wonder what will be the next hype after Agile?”.
I my opinion this illustrates a misconception about agile, that agile is static and absolute. This is simply not the case.
13 Aug 2008 Leave a comment
Today I was struck by the similarities between rewriting code (as opposed to refactoring it) and how many companies reorganize.
When I was a young programmer and the code I had written was a mess I thought that if I just got the chance to rewrite everything it would then work better. Out with the old, and start on a blank sheet.