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Book: Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering

This week I read the book Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering by Robert L. Glass, in preparation for attending a new meetup devoted to discussing classic books about software development. The author opines that the information in the book … Continue reading

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How My Core Competencies Map To Working With Customer Systems

I created the figure below while I was working out the requirements for a simulation tool that would support analysis of this kind of system. While this diagram represents a fairly specific example of the set of things I’ve been … Continue reading

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The End of Moore’s Law, Code Bloat, and the True Nature of Efficiency

It has been suggested that the improvements in semiconductor and processor technology are approaching their natural limits in terms of how far the size of each feature can be reduced. Since quantum computing has not ready for widespread use, and … Continue reading

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Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN 2.0)

Today I was able to complete a thorough power-read of the book Real Life BPMN by Jakob Freund and Bernd Rücker. I’ve performed discovery on, analyzed, characterized, automated, modeled, simulated, documented, controlled, and improved various kinds of customer processes more … Continue reading

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Context of a Scrum Product Owner

The USS Constitution, launched in 1797, is possibly the oldest wooden ship still afloat. Over two hundred years of repairs, retrofits, and refurbishing has left only an estimated ten to fifteen percent of the original timber in place. I’ve read … Continue reading

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Working for Big Companies vs. Small Ones

I’ve worked mostly in smaller companies during my career, which has been a mixed blessing. I worked for two larger companies at the beginning of my technical career (and I guess you’d have to classify the Army as a large … Continue reading

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Project Management Environments I’ve Worked In – Part 2

Yesterday’s post described the project management environments I encountered earlier in my career. The unifying themes of each environment are that the formality and intensity of project management techniques are proportional to the scope and scale of each project. The … Continue reading

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Project Management Environments I’ve Worked In – Part 1

Most of the work I’ve done in my career has been accounted for on a project basis. I was never an operations guy, my job was always to build or fix something under a particular job code and then go … Continue reading

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Agile and Scrum Balance Needs of Different People

I first encountered the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator in 19(cough, cough…) and have done quite a bit of reading about it since. I’m aware of its weaknesses but the primary interest for me is its role in making me aware … Continue reading

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