While I’m not sure it’s original to them, I first heard this saying from the US Marine Corps:Continue reading “The Best Leadership Advice I’ve Ever Received”
Business and salespeople are optimists. Well, perhaps that’s painting with too broad a brush. Maybe it’s safer to say that, at the very least, their jobs require some degree of optimism regarding the raw probability of things like a sale closing or a business venture succeeding.
On the other hand, programming is an inherently realist (if not slightly pessimistic) endeavor. Well, maybe that’s painting with too broad a brush again and it’s safer to say that it should be a realist if not slightly pessimistic endeavor. (If you’re skeptical, just spend some time working on a behind-schedule software project and you’ll very quickly get in touch with your realist/pessimistic side.)Continue reading “Optimism And Software Development”
99 story points in the sprint, 99 story points.
Take one down and try to write some code,
103 story points in the sprint.
Consistently-accurate estimates are the holy grail of agile project management. Or maybe they’re the Kool-Aid…