Enjoyed reading the article Marty. I have been looking for better ways to move prioritization beyond gut feel or subjective thoughts. This seems to give a nice way to weigh objectives against one another and more importantly get everyone talking about the priorities in a more subjective way to deliver more value.
Archive | June, 2017
Let’s talk genericity or generic abstractions. In the last post we talked about an abstraction Money, which, BTW was not generic. But we expressed some of the operations on Money in terms of a Money[Monoid], where Monoid is a generic algebraic structure. By algebraic we mean that a Monoid is generic in types offers operations […]
Did We Build the Right Product? And, Did We Build the Product Right? Acceptance criteria are an important. Unfortunately, we often overlook or undervalue it as an aspect of the iterative planning process. It is super important because projects succeed or fail based on the ability of the team to meet their customers documented and perceived […]
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In a domain model, when you have a domain element that forms an algebraic abstraction honoring certain laws, you can get rid of many of your explicitly written unit tests just by checking the laws. Of course you have to squint hard and discover the lawful abstraction that hides behind your concrete domain element. Consider […]
Ahhh, summer. Warm weather. Beaches. Barbecues. And vacations. Vacations are great, but what happens when a team’s Scrum Master goes on vacation? Should someone fill in? Should the team refactor code and fix bugs rather than try to work in a sprint while the Scrum Master is away? To a large extent, answers depend on […]