Am starting to wonder if software development would be in a better place if we had focused more on Lean and Extreme Programming and less on Scrum.

Just started reading Johanna Rothman's third book of Modern Management Made Easy and already found something that made me pauze and think: "extend flow efficiency to managers". Will stop reading for now to let that sink in.

TFW when the result of your day 10 puzzle 2 Python script is your laptop fan going crazy for a minute, then the fan stopping and you seeing the output "Killed".

TFW you propose a book club at work to read Jerry Weinberg's "Becoming a Technical Leader" and a bunch of people say yes within 30 minutes. :-)

In software development it's rarely worth it to invest in a better plan - 'better' as in more details, more precision, more things listed. Chances are the effort you're willing to invest (and rightfully so) is a lot less than what would be needed to get the plan to that level.

Which is not to say you don't need a plan, but a plan should provide you with options, not commitments.

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I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:


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Change management is simple: you decide where you want to be and you go there.

(inspired by Rikard Edgren's statement about testing)

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If you step on someone's foot, they open their mouth, just like trash cans.

Test cases are to testing what recipes are to cooking: a post-hoc formalization of a creative process.

Am 10 koans into Clojure and I think I like this language! It's making my head hurt a little, but in the right way. :-)

Describing different options and explaining why you decided in favor of one of those options is a more powerful story than describing the one option you picked and why.

I just released pytest-instrument v0.3.1!

It should do exactly the same thing as v0.3.0, but this time without messing with other loggers through setLoggerClass.

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