Take a bearing, don’t estimate – Update

Take a bearing, don’t estimate – Update

I believe forecasting software development using the Monte Carlo method is even easier than I thought. In my previous article I used averages of past cycle times to come up with an idea of how much effort future tasks would take. This was my basic data set: a log of...
Take a bearing, don’t estimate

Take a bearing, don’t estimate

Estimation in software development is putting the burden on the wrong shoulders. Ultimately the software developers are carrying it – even though they have the least control over living up to their promises. Also they are the ones with least experience in tracking...
The Elm Architecture Flow

The Elm Architecture Flow

What does the Elm Architecture look like? That’s what I immediately thought, when I started to read about the language. Currently I like Elm quite a bit because it makes it so easy for me to do some application programming with HTML UIs. I never got the hang of...
Get Elm up and running

Get Elm up and running

I’m infatuated with Elm right now. A functional programming (FP) language to make HTML frontend development easier. Read about Elm’s virtues at the official Elm homepage: elm-lang.org. In this article I don’t want to introduce you to the language. When you come back...
Let’s play Lean

Let’s play Lean

Have you ever wondered what’s meant by „lean production“? It’s supposed to improve how stuff gets produced, be that shoes, cars, or even software. Production is supposed to flow smoothly. The seven kinds of waste In order to accomplish that, lean thinking revolves...