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- Allan Kelly: Software demand curve
This isn’t helped by vendors who claim benefits for their product which might not apply to a particular business or in a particular context. If company A used product B to save $C millions then surely company X can use product B to save about $C millions, right? But consumer technology is paid for by millions of people buying millions of products while business technology may have one customer. First a reminder of how things start. It is important to remember in all this discussion that software is a derived demand. Supply creates demand, we want it because we can.
Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, December 3, 2013
- Allan Kelly: Software supply & demand - this time its Agile
The deal is: hire me and I will help you get to increased productivity faster (and with less risk). and shared code ownership also make it easier for new engineers to become productive because a) there are more code examples of how the system works and b) places a safety net under any work they do, allowing them to experiment and learn faster, and get their changes to production sooner. 'Carrying on from my previous posts applying the economists tools to thinking about software development ( Supply & Demand in software development and Software supply over time ).
Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
- Allan Kelly: Supply & Demand in software development
Note two things here: Economists usually draw these curves for a product within a market. Here I am not examining the supply of multiple copies of a software product, rather I am examining the supply of software development capacity for a unique product. The marginal costs of supplying existing software are as close to zero as to be zero, the marginal costs of supplying new software products - i.e. the capacity to create a product - is significantly larger than zero and that is what we are examining here. m proud to say that I’m a third generation Engineer.
Allan Kelly's Blog - Sunday, November 10, 2013
- MongoDB for.NET developers
Learn enough to administration MongoDB servers to be productive. 'I’m very proud to announce DevelopMentor’s soon-to-be released MongoDB for.NET course which I am authoring along with Pierre Nallet. Please subscribe to be notified ». NoSQL and MongoDB for.NET developers. This course is a deep exploration of building applications in MongoDB (the most popular NoSQL document-database). There are many benefits to choosing a NoSQL database over traditional RDMBSs such as SQL Server or Oracle. This course starts out by looking at why you should choose NoSQL in the first place.
Michael C. Kennedy's Weblog - Wednesday, October 23, 2013
- Beyond Projects, Beyond #NoProjects
In fact the role of business analyst will become far more important because they will be charged with work with real stakeholders and helping them find ways to improve the business processes, products and delivery. 'My recent “#NoProjects - why projects don’t make sense” post stirred up a fair bit of discussion, both on the blog and especially on Twitter - check the #NoProjects hashtag. But, while that post railed against “projects” it didn’t say much about what we should do instead. So let me try and put in place the outline of how I see a #NoProjects world working. Go on, tell me
Allan Kelly's Blog - Wednesday, October 23, 2013
- Reblogged: New webcasts from DevelopMentor: MongoDB, iOS, and Bootstrap
We’ll take you through a quick introduction to bootstrap and then look at the various ways we have made use of it’s simple and productive design foundation. 'Reblogged from DevelopMentor. We are excited to announce three upcoming webcasts at DevelopMentor in November: . Register for these now : Getting started with MongoDB and NoSQL in.NET and C#. y Pierre Nallet. The world of data offers new choices and MongoDB is the most popular alternative to SQL databases today. Then we’ll look at how to manipulate MongoDB data from C# efficiently and safely by leveraging Linq.
Michael C. Kennedy's Weblog - Monday, October 21, 2013
- Allan Kelly: 11 Myths & 2 Truths of Agile - Infographic
regularly decline - or plain ignore - requests to review particular products in this blog. 'Abi Crafter at Countersoft liked by “ 11 Myths and 2 Truths of Agile ” blog entry so much he turned it into this Infographic. Thanks Abi! Some of you might have noticed that a reworked version of that blog appeared on Agile Connection as Top Twelve Myths of Agile Development.) By the way, notice I’ve linked to Abi and his company Countersoft. Abi did something I like, Abi gave me something, I’m more than happy to give him a link for that.
Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, October 17, 2013
- #NoProjects - why projects don't make sense
It’s a temporary group activity designed to produce a unique product, service or result. It describes the activities that meet specific objectives and can be used to introduce or improve new or existing products and services.” Destroying team destroys knowledge - knowledge has value, knowledge exists in heads not documents Project thinking induces short-termism - around quality, around productivity and around teams especially. 'In the last few months Steve Smith , myself and others have been Tweeting a lot with the hash tag #NoProjects. Until then here goes.
Allan Kelly's Blog - Sunday, October 6, 2013
- Pessimistic about Agile in retail banks
Fourth, buying an off the shelf product means not only process changes but potentially product changes. 'Almost exactly two years ago I wrote a strident blog entitled “ Agile will never work in Investment banks ”. Its a blog post that keeps getting rediscovered by those who agree or disagree with my position and just such event has occurred on Twitter with Kevin Burns @martinburnsuk and several others @kev_austin @sandromancuso @gordonmcmahon During the intervening two years I have had many conversations which support my point of view. This can work to some degree.
Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, October 3, 2013
- 3 Styles: Iterative, Incremental and Evolutionary Agile (part 1)
The requirements document exists and the job of the “Product Owner” is to slice off small pieces for the team to do every iteration. 'When I’m teaching training courses (as I was this week at Skills Matter ) or advising clients on the requirements side of software development (which I’m doing a lot of just now) I talk about model I call “3 Styles of Agile”. Incredibly I’ve never blogged about this - although the model is hidden inside a couple of articles over the years. the requirements side is very very variable. There are times when the other styles are “right.” And so it goes.
Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, September 19, 2013