Tag Archives: development method

Excessive Branch Use Causes Technical Debt and Increases Risk of Bugs

Agile practitioners already know that technical debt is that accumulation of unfinished work can cause projects to be late late late.  Building up a lot of technical debt is a problem because the debt needs to be payed before you can ship.  One way that debt can be accumulated is by profligate use of branches.  Avoid that at all costs! Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 16, 2017 in Coding, Design, practice


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Counting Source Lines

I rarely count the number of lines of source — but here is a quick script to do it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 22, 2016 in Coding


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Incremental Development

I happened across this excellent and perfect depiction of incremental development.  The image addresses on of the key flaws in thinking that lead some agile projects to fail.  So let’s discuss a bit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 19, 2016 in Coding, Design


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Discuss Each Bug Report Only Once

Run your team in an action oriented way.  Sometimes, the same bug gets discussed over and over, and this represents a waste, particularly when they are discussed in a group.  Be mindful of this, and while it is not entirely possible in all cases, try to discuss a bug once and only once. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 12, 2013 in practice


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