In 1626 the King of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus, began work on what he envisioned would be the most powerful battleship ever to set sail - the Vasa. By all accounts, Gustavus was a brilliant military commander. Over the next two years the King repeatedly alter specifications such …
You go to see a movie with a friend. You sit side-by-side and watch the same movie projected on the screen. Afterward, in discussing the movie, you bot…
In a recent conversation with colleagues we were debating the merits of using story point velocity as a metric for team performance and, more specifica…
Ellen Fishbein asks, "Why NOT be an information sponge?" In the Age of Information, I think her answer is a good one: "I currently believe that each of…
"Keep your eye on the ball!" I was always coached when learning how to play baseball. Seemed like reasonable advice while standing at the plate, facing…
Take a moment or two to gaze at the image below. What do you see? Do you see white dots embedded within the grid connected by diagonal white lines? If …
In a basic growth model, some finite resource is consumed at a rate such that the resource is eventually depleted. When that happens the growth that wa…
In Parkinson’s Law of Triviality and Story Sizing, I touched on the issue of relative expertise among team members during collaborative efforts to size…
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