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10 years and still Cannot Measure Productivity

by Martin Fowler, 29 August 2013 | The Agile Blogosphere

One of the great frustrations of the software industry is that we don’t have properly built studies to figure out whether development tools and techniques such as object-oriented programming, test-driven development, or even high-level languages are good for us. Regularly we see improperly built studies that do so - often these are done poorly because they rely on a bogus measure of productivity...
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How do you estimate on an Agile project?

If you’re interested in techniques for estimation, you should take a look at this pdf ebook. It contains half-a-dozen essays on estimating in agile projects, drawn from our experiences...
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An Appropriate Use of Metrics

by Martin Fowler, 19 February 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

Like many of us, my colleague Patrick Kua has seen a lot of use of metrics. Management love their metrics. The thinking goes something like this, “We need a number to measure how...
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New ThoughtWorks Technology Radar

The ThoughtWorks TAB has released the latest edition of our technology radar. As usual this provides our current view on what technologies are interesting, generated by a mix of our...
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Update of "It’s Not Just Standing Up"

Short daily “stand-up” meetings are a regular feature of agile projects. Done well they allow frequent communication across the team with a high signal to noise ratio. Done badly,...
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Signature Series 40% off until May 15

It’s been going on for a bit, but I’ve been tardy in letting people know. Addison-Wesley are currently having a promotion on signature series books. You get 40% off if you...
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