Alex reacts to an InfoQ article about a process for finding metrics, and a list of metrics useful for software development. The article is here: https://www.infoq.com/articles/metrics-quality-software/.
When you start developing based on your architecture, you are entering a socio-technical system, a system that will evolve in various directions depending on outside and internal factors. This evolution is difficult to manage, and a potential solution is to use the concept of architectural fitness functions. In this video, we look at what they …
Is project management part of agility? Or is agile and project management in an unsolvable conflict? We discuss about project management vs agility, starting from a tweet by Thierry de Pauw and the replies he got: https://twitter.com/tdpauw/status/1609596163564490756?t=8O2-EOXOwR-HT1v0ywGejg&s=09. We also discuss Johanna Rothman’s article “How To Recognize Effective Project and Program Management” https://www.jrothman.com/mpd/2023/01/how-to-recognize-effective-project-and-program-management/
Samir Talwar is a software engineer, one of the fastest programmers we know, currently working at Digital Asset in Zurich. We invited him to discuss about his experiences with a startup, starting from his articles on what he learned: https://monospacedmonologues.com/2022/04/lessons-from-a-failed-startup–introduction/.
Alex is reacting to a very interesting article about Twitter’s expected problems after the recent layoffs. It’s a good time to discuss about hidden systemic issues in software development: tacit knowledge and the power of stable, cross-functional, self-organizing teams, and resilience in architecture. Article link: https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/11/08/1062886/heres-how-a-twitter-engineer-says-it-will-break-in-the-coming-weeks/