The idea of just in time (JIT) comes from manufacturing, it meant changing processes so a part would only be manufactured when it was needed, reducing stock that isn’t needed. Can we take these lean ideas of waste reduction and apply them to knowledge?»
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One of my previous teams would give a five-finger confidence rating after each planning session to see how each team member felt the plan. Like most times before, the median was a 4. After all we had brought in the same number of stories as the velocity, all sounds good right?»
Many of the articles that were read to research this topic, went into the minute details of how a NPN and PNP transistor is born (and back) but didn’t seem to answer my question. Why should I use one and not the other?»
This is the third part of this series; the first post is here.»
Two similar words with different meanings, comprising of a subtle but important difference.»
I used to play games in my teens, I have clocked up nearly a 1000 hours on Garry’s Mod, 750 hours on Team Fortress 2 and countless hours on Minecraft. Over a short period I left the gamer life, let’s explore that why I did that.»
Many software teams track their velocity, use this handy calculator to discover your chances of delivering a certain amount of story points.»
Most of us heard quote “A Single Death is a Tragedy; a Million Deaths is a Statistic”. Let’s see if we can change that.»
Previous title: “UK National Lottery: How does a Jackpot Rolldown affect the odds?”»
I had woken up before my friend and in front of his microwave I stood. The left-over pizza had been successfully inserted. I was staring at the array of buttons struggling to discern the button that would make it heat. After a while, I started just pressing buttons at random to no avail. The pizza was eaten cold.»
This is the second part of this series, the first post is here.»
Are you missing the expensive hidden costs in your story estimates?»
Well it’s different for one that goes without saying. If I had to summarise it as an experience I would have to give it about a 4/10.»
Fractally broken a definition.»
The phone rings. His eyes dart open and he grasps for the phone. Finding it on the bedside cabinet he answers the call.
“Hello?” he says.
“We are at the train station. Where are you?” Is the cold reply.
With growing dread, he glances at the clock. 11 am. He should have been on that train hours ago.