An Attempt at Pictures for Implement by Feature vs. Architecture

Joshua asked me to clarify what I meant by implementing by architecture. Here’s my picture-story.   When a team implements by architecture, they tend to be functionally-based teams implementing across the architecture. When a team implements by feature, they are cross-functional teams.   When teams implement by feature, they do what’s needed in whatever part …

Visible Progress

  Rick commented on my last post that some engineers think that status checking slows them down. Mark said that engineers push back on demos and pointless measurements and then said in another comment, “progress metrics can always be free.” Here’s how and what I look for, to determine status. If I’m managing a traditionally-planned …

Pre-Publication Book Announcement: Hiring Technical People

As you can probably tell, I think people are the most important equation in successful product development. Good people can trump inadequate management and/or an inappropriate process. Dorset House has announced the pre-publication price for my book (available in September). I wrote a little more about this on my Hiring Technical People blog.