A Rant on People, Resources, Men and Women

Rant on. There’s a flame-fest on the scrumdevelopment list about the use of “resources” or “people” to describe the human beings on projects. I like “humans” or “human beings” or “people.” And, I actually prefer “resources” to “man-hours.” I can live with “people-hours,” and prefer that to “resource.” I bet you’re a little surprised. I’ve …

Management : Take Time for Strategic Thinking

  Recently, I gave a talk about useful practices–things to consider adopting/adapting in your organization. (I don’t believe in best practices, the idea that something could be best in all situations is just not credible. See UsefulPractices for more discussion. One of the techniques I discussed was creating smoke tests for the build. We started …