Monthly Archives: December 2012

A software development motto

It may well be an urban myth but I understand the US Marines have a motto for when the shit begins to hit the fan “Keep moving, stay in touch and head for the high ground.” This got me thinking, when … Continue reading

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How to find a combined standard deviation of two groups of figures?

So I’ve got two groups of numbers, which I want to probabilistically add together. The question is how the variation found within each set will effect the variation in the combined sets. Group 1 = 1,2,3,4 Average = 2.5 St. … Continue reading

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How do you know what to wear?

Measurement, especially when it comes to forecasting can cause a lot of stress and bad feeling in most organisations, that gives it a really bad name, but stopping measuring anything is also generally a bad idea. I wanted to use … Continue reading

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Value Driven – A Simple Context

I’ve been struggling with the idea of shifting a team’s focus away from activity and towards that of value based measures. However I’m finding it hard to articulate these ideas well. So I thought I’d build a simple fictional cased … Continue reading

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