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Conquering by Inaction

It was apt that I should come across this nugget of wisdom- “Conquer by Inaction” while¬†managing a project of which I just could not understand the technical details. On the other hand, the team that I had was highly mature … Continue reading

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Software Metrics-II

The figure below offers a good starting point to determine what the most important metrics from a testing standpoint could be. The cost of detecting and fixing a defect escalates as the defect is detected later in the project. The … Continue reading

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Why Software is not an Art

Related previous post While the age of 40 is a pretty reasonable for an ordinary person (like most of us!) to master their chosen field of work, it is not a correct analogy for an entire industry. There are at … Continue reading

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Failed Projects

No software project fails because of incompetent technical teams. It fails because of incompetent project management. Posts under the category “Aphorisms” will be a series of short summaries of lessons that I have learned over the years. This is the … Continue reading

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When not to add resources to a project

Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. – Fred Brooks in The Mythical Man Month My own two cents is that it is better to start the project with a higher team strength and then reduce it … Continue reading

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