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The ABC of Function Point Analysis

Common Sense Software Engineering – Part VI: Function Point Analysis

In the sixth part of his common sense software engineering series, blogger Steve Naidamast gives us a valuable lesson: although many technical managers avoid using Function Point Analysis, this gem is one of the primary foundations in actual software engineering for developing accurate and sustainable project timelines.

Don't erupt!

The Volcano – An enterprise Kanban board

After some experimentation, Tomas Rybing is back with another visualisation for teams using the Kanban method. He’s cut the top off of his Priority Pyramid and created The Volcano, which covers bigger teams and more products.

Tribes and squads

How Spotify does Agile

Spotify’s famously engineered agile practices have become the stuff of lean legend. The company is growing at a rapid rate and continues to employ its unique brand of agile methodology, which is intricately linked to its organic organisational culture.

Agile may deliver faster but…

Is Agile only about being faster?

Is the sole purpose of Agile to help programmers work faster? Is it about being ‘agile’ in the literal sense? Or is there more to the Agile methodology, asks software architect Lewis Foti.

#NoEstimates

Applied capacity planning

Another addition to the #NoEstimates debate, Tomas Rybing looks at measuring the capacity of teams without effort estimation, in a process easy to remember. It just so happens to be faster and more accurate than estimating.