Monthly Archives: April 2012

Why is Estimating so Hard?

Uncle Bob suggested a small software estimation exercise in a recent blog post, Why is Estimating So Hard? My best-case, nominal, and worst-case estimates were x, 2x, and 4x, respectively. My actual time spent was 3.4x, and while the final … Continue reading

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Book: Notes to a Software Team Leader

I heard about this new book, Notes to a Software Team Leader, on a podcast on my way to work this morning. Below is the “Manifesto” of the book; upon reading it I feel the book has potential to have … Continue reading

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Giving Yourself a Job

In 1950 in New York, looking for a job consisted of catching a subway at 6:30 to pick up a copy of the New York Times, searching the classifieds, and then pursuing the most promising opportunities. After doing this for … Continue reading

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