The Overview Effect is a cognitive shift that is reported by astronauts when they see the earth from outer space for the first time. It is a change brought on by experiencing the world differently. Strongly held beliefs unfold. A new mental state is acquired from seeing the whole, after a life spent living inContinue reading “The Overview Effect (in Software)”
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Information relativity is a concept that has interesting implications on how we organize our teams and processes
Software Systems need ‘Skin in the Game’
In software, where our work consists entirely of systems building, we have continuously missed the crucial point: systems need skin in the game
Software Development and the Psychology of Money
I picked up The Psychology of Money because it’s light, had pretty good reviews and looked like a quick read. All of these promises came true, but I didn’t expect to apply the lessons to software! The book mainly revolves around two things that are hard to integrate into our every day thinking – 1)Continue reading “Software Development and the Psychology of Money”
Get more out of your checklists: liminal states in software delivery
Use liminal thinking to discover what you have unconsciously learned to unsee
Don’t Mix the Paint! Primitives and Composites in the World of Software
This Article was Originally Published in InfoQ on August 16th What color do you think of when you hear the word “red”? Ask 100 people, they will give you 100 different answers. Even with an anchor to help—a can of Coke, perhaps—there will be differences. So begins The Interaction of Color by Josef Albers, whereContinue reading “Don’t Mix the Paint! Primitives and Composites in the World of Software”
What about Formal Verification?
Do formal proofs have a place in software? Not likely – they do not fit into our systems of software engineering.
Synthetic Management is the use of empirical and experience-based management practices to support synthetic work
What is does it mean to be “Synthetic”?
Interpreting what it means to be Synthetic
Software is Synthetic
Originally published at InfoQ