Category: Methodology

Leaky Pipe Syndrome

I recently had a problem with a leaky pipe. No, I didn’t need to go and see the doctor: this was the waste water pipe in my kitchen. I’m not sure how plumbing works in all other countries, but here in the UK you basically get 3 options, in ascending order of cost: Plastic pipes…

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Projects spawned in the Mouth of Hell

When project delivery goes bad Who is there, my friend, can climb to the sky? Only the gods dwell forever in sunlight. As for man, his days are numbered, whatever he may do, it is but wind. -Gilgamesh, trans. Andrew George Don’t trust those smiley affirmative the-universe-will-provide types who go -I have no regrets. Only…

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Software Development “Process Smells”

We’ve all heard of code smells right? These are the tell-tale signs that things aren’t right. I haven’t heard anyone talking about software development process smells, the tell-tale signs that your process is awry, so I thought I’d put a stake in the ground. I’d love any of our readers to chip in with more…

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