Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Allan Kelly
397 followers
397 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
#NoProject - Project Myopia - my latest book is now published an on Amazon https://amzn.to/2wZW9JM.

Actually, this more of a booklet, its short, you should be able to read it in a couple of hours.

This is the first of two #NoProjects books. Continuous Digital is the second and will follow in a few weeks.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Allan Kelly commented on a post on Blogger.
Traditionally the management of software work assume estimates work. That is, people can estimate time reasonably accurately. Management - especially scheduling - is then predicated on the assumption that time estimation works. So if estimates are inaccurate the whole system falls apart.

History shows that software developers, or the systems they work within,  are not much good at estimating time, i.e. someone may say it will take 1 week but it often ends up taking longer.

Therefore if one is to use the traditional management approach one needs to invest time an effort in fixing the estimation process.

Alternative, one could use a management system which did not depend on accurate estimates and remove the problem altogether.

As of 2018 it seem to me: we have the technology.
The Agile movement, especially the #NoEstimates people have shown that such a system works.

If one uses a system which does not depend on accurate time estimates and it happens that time estimates are accurate then it still works.
If one uses a system which depends on time estimates and it happens that estimates are not accurate then there is a problem.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Gee, I'd almost forgotten G+ existed until I wanted to complain about Google. Does G+ have another use? :)
Add a comment...

Google could do a lot to make removing Blog Spam easier - they send me G+ notifications when people comment on a blog but if its spam (and it often is), I have to go to the post, scroll through all the other comments (sometimes there are a lot) and pick up the spam by eye, then its 2 or 3 clicks to mark as spam.
Add a comment...

I like Google+, I seem to use it mainly for shouting at Google
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Managing without Projects 16 Jan - a fuller treatment of the #NoProjects hypothesis.
Christmas discount code 'Xmas2015' http://bit.ly/1J9BUat - good for the next few days
Add a comment...

I just tired Google Inbox. Gave up after 5 minutes.
The killer feature in regular G+ is labels. Thats what got me hooked.
Labels in Inbox are hard to find and hard to use.
So Google Inbox is not for me.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Managing without projects video series is nearly complete
Add a comment...

Funny, I read in the morning paper that Google Plus was changing, I went to find more information but I didn't think to actually look at Google+

Duh

Does that say more about me or Google+?
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded