notes and rants

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September, 2007

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    Priorities - part 3

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    I think perhaps the only thing worse than a three-part post is a three-part post with a week between each posting. Here's the point I wanted to get to earlier this month: more often than not, people make mistakes with priorities. I'm not talking only...
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    Priorities - part 2

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    In my last post , I started my rant on the failures of prioritization. Prioritizing bugs is bad enough, but prioritizing features can be much, much more difficult. Here's an example from my past of how feature prioritization works. First, marketing and...
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    Priorities - part 1

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    On any software project with a hint of a schedule, there are priorities. There are priorities in choosing features, in assigning attributes to bugs, and in overall project management. Priorities guide the product strategy and the day to day work. We have...
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    Critical, harsh, and other things people call me

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    I am often asked for feedback. Sometimes the request is direct, as in "please give me your feedback on this". Other times, the request is somewhat indirect - "Here's the direction we're going - if you have anything to add, please let me know". Sometimes...
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    The best book on software testing

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    I remember the first time I read a book about testing. It was pretty eye-opening, and I remember it making me change or rethink many of my thoughts on testing. Then I read another book, and those thoughts changed. Then I read another book, and I had more...
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    Staying sharp

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    One of my favorite books on the approach to software development is The Pragmatic Programmer . I refer to many of the concepts in the book in my course lectures, conference presentation, and even hallway conversations. One of the things that Hunt Thomas...
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