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Monthly Archives: November 2005

TDD Panel and Mary Poppendieck at the Austin InnoTech Conference

The InnoTech conference is coming to Austin on Wednesday, November 16th.  The highlight for me is seeing the keynote address from Mary Poppendieck on Lean Software Development.  Earlier in my career I built supply chain and manufacturing software for a … Continue reading 

Posted in Test Driven Development | 1 Comment

"Velocity" is numerical voodoo

This isn’t a post about coding or design, but there’s other stuff we’ve got to pay attention in order to code in peace, so… “Project Velocity” is not much more than a way to figure out how much work you can do in an … Continue reading 

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Balancing Technical Improvements versus New Business Features

At the last Agile Austin lunch we were talking a little bit about the infrastructure improvements we’d all like to be making, if only there was time.  We talked about improving our continuous integration builds, retrofitting legacy code with more … Continue reading 

Posted in Legacy Code | 8 Comments