Weekend Linkfest 102: macro mini celebrities, revisiting software development ideas, and an XP practice smorgasbord

Global macro links Blog of macroeconomic mini-celebrity Steve Keen Ray Dalio of Bridgewater, and his ideas on how economies really work What we actually know about software development, and why we believe it’s true: given primarily to students, but still interesting and entertaining nonetheless. “Code review is the most effective (hour for hour) way to remove … Continue reading

Agile product portfolio strategy: Running a software company like a hedge fund

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Key paradoxes in agile software development, which generate its non-linear results

After having worked in an Agile environment for two years, I realized that though Agile’s productivity gains are rather paradoxical, even counterintuitive, particularly for traditional project managers. Paradoxes are counterintuitive gems, especially for software teams. They hold significant wisdom, even though they are often easy to express. In particular, Agile project techniques take advantage of a … Continue reading