Trying out pair programming

Greetings all –   My team has been reporting success with pair programming, so I wanted to try it out myself.  This week one of my reports and I paired up to do a bit of maintenance work where we’re moving some automated tests around and setting aside some to act as compatibility tests.  So…

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Software metrics primarily useful as negative indicators?

Dear Readers –   I was thinking about metrics, and it occurred to me that most of the metrics we commonly use in the industry are really good as negative indicators of quality, efficiency, testing, etc. but lousy positive indicators.  That is, most software metrics are really good at telling you when something is wrong…

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People are not fungible resources

Hi all –   We are currently using both Scrum and more traditional project management on several efforts going on within our product unit, and I thought I’d share some learnings.   Something we’re running into is that getting people dedicated to one effort can be hard, depending on the management style of the relevant…

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