Monthly Archives: December 2010

Unrest in the motherland

All the unrest in Nigeria at the very end of the year is concerning. Between the bombings in Jos, killings in Maiduguri and the chaos that ensued in Ibadan today, the country seems to be on edge. 2011 looms and … Continue reading

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We Don’t Do Waterfall

Is the cry of many software teams I interact with.  In fact, they are always very quick to point out to me that they follow agile principles and practices such as TDD, iterations, automation etc etc very closely but after … Continue reading

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Improvement methodologies

Regardless of software methodology (including agile methods) being implemented, good software development leaders should have an improvement methodology. Lean thinking is my method of choice but there are others such Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints that exist. More to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Software Development

Over the next couple of days, weeks and most likely months I plan to dump my thoughts (hopefully not too random) on software development and delivery based on my software development management experience.

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I’m Nigerian By The Way

I’m chuckling as I’m typing this post because I started it (ok just the post title) over a year ago (September 9, 2009 to be exact).  I had just watched a scene from the movie Savages (which I enjoyed as … Continue reading

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One Method To Rule Them All

It’s quite common to see IT organizations with multiple software development groups enforce a single development and/or process methodology across all teams.  I think this is a big mistake and ignores the fact software solutions and teams differ.  A weak … Continue reading

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