Category Archives: uncertainty

On Epiphany and Apophany

We probe, then sense, then respond. If you’re familiar with Cynefin, you know that we categorize the obvious, analyze the complicated, probe the complex and act in chaos. You might also know that those approaches to the different domains come … Continue reading

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Beyond Test Driven Development

Clarification: this isn’t a post about BDD vs. TDD, it’s a post about Spike and Stabilize. Tagging those now. For love of TDD Dan North and I have been talking about some different ways of writing software that matters. We’ve … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of Change

We have a strange desire for control. I was in a planning meeting with my project manager and several of the devs. “What happened?” the project manager said. “Why did this one story take so long?” “There was some functionality … Continue reading

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