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- Allan Kelly: Software demand curve
'Returning to my series of posts applying the tools of economics to software development - Supply & Demand in software development , Software supply over time and Software supply & demand - this time its Agile - it is time to turn our attention to the demand curve. First a reminder of how things start. First I need to explain why I believe there is so much demand for software and why I believe the curve is inelastic, i.e. why a higher price doesn’t reduce demand very much. It is important to remember in all this discussion that software is a derived demand.
Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, December 3, 2013
- Allan Kelly: Software supply & demand - this time its Agile
'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 ). While Agile tools promise increased performance this is only in the long run. In the short run we can expect teams to slow down as they adopt these tools. Staying with the supply curve, consider again the tools we were looking at: Short iterations and regular releases make it cheaper to make small changes. In this post I want to see what happens when we apply Agile. Now there is a catch.
Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
- Software supply over time
And certainly there are plenty of tool vendors out there who will happily sell you a tools which thay claim will move the curve in the opposite direction. 'Having outlined the theory of supply and demand in the software market I want to spend this, and the next few posts examining what this analysis can teach us. m starting with the supply curve and will look at the demand curve later. First I want to consider what happens to a software system over time if nothing else is done. Consider this as a small detour before we consider Agile.) At least the knowledge is diluted.
Allan Kelly's Blog - Wednesday, November 13, 2013
- Allan Kelly: Supply & Demand in software development
find it very useful to think of software development in supply and demand terms and use the tools of economists to understand what is happening. After all we have scarce resources in software development so lets use an Economists tools: supply and demand. 'I’m proud to say I am, or at least was, a Software Engineer. m proud to say that I’m a third generation Engineer. My farther and grandfather got their hands dirty with the oily sort of engineering. But I’m also a frustrated Economist. So I am always disappointed when someone talks about Software Economics.
Allan Kelly's Blog - Sunday, November 10, 2013
- Tony Sneed: Trackable Entities Version 1.0 Released!
The idea behind this tool is simple: enable you to build n-tier … Continue reading → 'I am pleased to announce the release of Trackable Entities version 1.0 – with support for both WCF and ASP.NET Web API with Visual Studio 2012 and 2013!
DevelopMentor Courses - Tuesday, November 5, 2013
- Allan Kelly: 11 Myths & 2 Truths of Agile - Infographic
don’t necessarily endorse his tool but I might well look at it. '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. Similarly I mark comments which don’t really say anything but include a link as spam.
Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, October 17, 2013
- Pessimistic about Agile in retail banks
To make matters worse banks are where the money is so they have been preyed on by major systems companies and tool vendors. Put it this way: banks are major buyers of automated testing tools which aren’t used. 'Almost exactly two years ago I wrote a strident blog entitled “ Agile will never work in Investment banks ”. Most of these conversations have been with people who have more, and more recent, experience in banks than I do. In particular I found Peter Pilgrim’s blog closely aligned with my own views. Conversations with the likes of Andy and Chris (you know who you are!)
Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, October 3, 2013
- Scaling Agile Heuristics - SAFe or not!
Some big projects just shouldn’t be done There is no method, framework, tool out there that will be your silver bullet, but if you think for yourself, and if your people are allowed to think and act then you might just be able to create something for yourself. 'If I’m being honest, I feel as if I don’t know much about scaling agile. But when I think about it I think the issue is really: What do you mean when you say “scaling agile?” It seems to me you might mean one of three things: How do you make agile work with a big team? How do you make a large organisation work agile?
Allan Kelly's Blog - Monday, August 19, 2013
- WCMexport version 1.0
With WCMexport you can use SharePoint Designer or what other tool you want to create the Master Pages, Page Layouts and Style Library Files on a development site. 'Body: When you''re branding a site using SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management, you really want to spend your time changing Master Pages and Page Layouts. But you often find that you spend a lot of your time editing your Feature.xml and different Elements.xml files especially if you have a lot of different Page Layouts with web parts for different parts of the site. You find a zip file with WCMexport 1.0. SharePoint 2007
The Black Knight Sings - Thursday, August 15, 2013
- Allan Kelly: Do it right, then Do the Right thing online
You use the weapon which your tools provide for. In technology our tools have changed: when teams worked with Cobol on OS/360 making every shot from your 1880 vintage gun count was important. 'I was at the Nordic Developer Conference (NDC) in Oslo last week (well, me and about 1700 other people!). took a risk, I spoke to the title “Do things right and then do the right thing” (now on SlideShare). was deliberately challenging accepted management practice. In part I was looking for people in Oslo to shoot down my argument - or support it! Cover the target in approximate shots.
Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, June 20, 2013