Category Archives: .net

The Japanese Roots of “Scrum”, Part I


I’m sure many of us in the software development world are aware of “Scrum.” Scrum was derived from a Seminal Paper by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka It is certainly worth a read (linked above). From now on in this … Continue reading

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The flawed rhetoric about “Scrum” and “Organizational Dysfunction”


One of the most bizarre, yet highly touted, “features” of Scrum is that it “exposes Organizational Dysfunction”. Not mere team based, project based, or even departmental dysfunction, but Organizational Dysfunction … enterprise wide. Now this is crazy on so many … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Emergent Design/Subsequent Refactorings


In my previous post, I demonstrated that even with a lowered cost of change curve, change is still expensive. But, you might say, OK, we agree with that, so we’ll try to do more up front analysis and try to … Continue reading

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A Flattened Cost of Change Curve: An economic analysis


Much has been written about how a lowered cost of change curve is a benefit. And it certainly is a benefit. However, change is still costly, in terms of both time and money, even with this lowered cost of change. … Continue reading

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Let’s stop calling Scrum, Agile, XP, etc, “Best” Practices


Let’s stop calling Scrum, Agile, XP, etc, “Best” Practices Let’s instead call them what they are: Practices

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New Cassini for Framework 3.5


Cassini is a stand-alone web server that you can use to deploy your ASP.NET web applications. Cassini has been updated by it’s author to now run as a single .exe without needing to be deployed in the GAC! This is … Continue reading

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