Category Archives: Quality

Technical Debt and the Cultural Gap

Technical Debt and the Cultural Gap.

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Things Your PMO is Doing Wrong

“Things Your PMO is Doing Wrong” is the title of a PMI book by by Michael Hatfield (2008). Coming from a real-world perspective, the book parallels insightful organizational management discourse that I have heard. Says Hatfield, “Leveraging organizational power and … Continue reading

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PMO Checklist of Checklists

You desire to make projects leaner. But you want to avoid the trap of encumbering them with bureaucratic red tape. Your focus should be on praising teams that practice lean principles and providing education and aids to teams with new … Continue reading

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Key Metrics In Software Development That Matter

Originally posted on Mark Lawler:
As a senior engineering manager what metrics do you use to measure the performance of your software engineering organization? As I’ve walked in to various organizations over the years I’ve seen many sets of metrics…

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Unit of Value

How do customers know that your projects are producing value? Your customers needs to view what you have completed in terms that they understand. For example, George is checking the number of use cases (UC) that were completed last week, … Continue reading

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Degrees of Completeness

How do you know that the project is completing on time? You need to know what has been completed, and over what period of time. George, the Dev manager, might tell you that his team has completed six use cases … Continue reading

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