David Anderson’s Recipe for Success

Note: This article is updated at David Anderson’s Recipe for Success. David Anderson distills his software management learnings down into four bullets: Focus on Quality Reduce Work-in-progress Balance capacity against demand Prioritize He names this set a recipe for sucess.  Here’s what the recipe mean to me. Focus on Quality.  For me, focusing on quality means pushing quality…


What Are You Optimizing

Note: This article is updated at What are You Optimizing? This is such a fundamental question.  It has an enormous impact on your product design and how you structure your product life cycle. For example, are you optimizing time? … money? … impact? … innovation? … resource utilization? If you don’t answer this question first,…


Time-boxes, Rhythm, and Incremental Value

Note: This article is updated at 3 Keys to Agile Project Success: Timeboxing, Rhythm, and Results. Today I had some interesting conversations with Loren Kohnfelder. Every now and then Loren and I play catch up. Loren is former Microsoft. If you don’t know Loren, he designed the CLR security model and IE security zones. He created…