May 2014 Blog Posts

Agile Diversity, theme of XP2014 Rome

Transcript of the lightning talk at XP2014 about: Agile Diversity, theme of XP2014 - 15th International Conference on Agile Software Development May 26-30, 2014, Rome, Italy Who are you? Who am I? What defines yourself, your identity?  Each one of us is unique, is a distinct individual, and is different. Without diversity there is no identity, without diversity we would be just an army of clones.  For the only fact that we exist, we have the right to our identity, we have the right to diversity. This is true from a personal point of view, and it's also true in the workplace. The...

The nature of software quality, the complexity of the intangible

In my everyday life, here and there, I perceive humour and kindness, discipline and grace, personality and competence, easily and clearly. But when my colleague Matthew asked me to measure them, I realised that’s a whole different story. When you ask to 10 experienced software engineers, users and entrepreneurs what bad quality is in software, they will provide you plenty of examples. Then when you ask them to define good software quality and how to measure it, you’ll easily get 10 different answers. This is because nowadays we still don't have a rigorous definition for it, and we...