Author Archives: Joel Tosi

Transitional Velocity and your Agile Rollout

You’re going agile and you couldn’t be more excited.  You’ve read  about all of the benefits and want that for your organization, and you  want it now.  Slow it down a little bit Buddy; realize that not only will Agile development … Continue reading

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Stories and Size – What is too large when?

In agile software development, finding the right amount of detail and decomposition with stories  takes teams a few iterations, possibly releases, to get comfortable.  It is a tough balance – we want the stories to be large enough that our … Continue reading

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How many printers does it take to build your application?

Its a little known fact that Google was built by 3 staplers, a set of  paperclips, and a couple of 2 by 4s.  Yep, some smart dude with a great  idea had someone look at his product and that person … Continue reading

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Your Software is not a House

I’ve said it myself before – this software needs to be designed  properly; You know, foundation of a house, and such.  Once the design is  solid, oh just trust me, we will create some software real fast.  And  then we … Continue reading

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Change Without Motivation

One of the most potentially dangerous states for a company to be in is   where it is  successful in spite of itself.  Companies that are (or once  were) monopolies have a surplus of cash and little to no competition.   There … Continue reading

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Your Product Is Done

Some people much wiser than me have made comments such as ‘The cost of   version 3 of software is exponentially greater than version 2.’ Think   about that.  We may never see a ‘version 3′ of ebay or amazon. And   maybe … Continue reading

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