Team Velocity Doesn’t Really Matter

First thought? That is crazy talk! You probably heard from just about everyone you know that you want the best velocity and to maximize it as much as possible. But what if I told you that a team delivering 15 points with a good burn down on average might actually be better than 30 points…
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It looks good on a spreadsheet!

There is nothing like the day before a project. You have all your risks identified, you add your scope buffers based on previous metrics you have gathered, compensate for the whirlwind your team might be dealing with that affects capacity and everything else. Then the project starts. Software development is an epic obstacle course and…
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I’m all about the Start-up!

I ran across this picture on LinkedIn today. Man, how much I prefer the start up. You work so much harder and wear a great deal more hats, but at least your working towards something big, and with a close nit team, and which you had a major part in. Getting on the corporate treadmill…
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What is a Modern Software Architecture, Logically Speaking?

You can easily google modern software architecture, and you will get both images and definitions.  They vary widely.  I tried a few weeks ago, and was looking for something I could easily grasp and use as a high-level basis to expand upon as needed.  I was looking for something more succinct, providing a nice high-level logical diagram with…
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