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Secrets of the Solar System

Horizon, 2014-2015: 8. Secrets of the Solar System. I had a long trip home last night. All the way from a sunny Luton back to Chippenham. Thankfully I got home in time for bedtime with the kids. So we went … Continue reading

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Random, Predictable or Chaotic?

There is a lot of confusion about complexity. Chaos about chaos. Sorry that’s not helping is it. You see the point? No. OK here goes. Let us start simply. There are random systems. Systems where the next thing that is … Continue reading

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Careful what you measure

While measuring one side of a rectangle on average gives you a good estimate for the total area, it only works if your rectangles follow a standard distribution. If they follow a fat-tail it’ll not work so well. So if you’re using a … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Value

Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. There is much talk of value in modern software development.  Lean and Agile methods require the whole team understand the value they are delivering. However in order to … Continue reading

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Motivation Ego vs. Task based

It is possible to split goals into two categories. Task orientated and Ego oriented. Task orientated goals which focus on mastery of skills. Task orientated goals are more likely to encourage learning even if the goal is not achieved. Ego … Continue reading

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Architecture

What is the purpose of architecture in software development? Where does the role of the architect stop and the developer begin? In an uncertain domain (and who doesn’t work in one of those these days) what is the value in … Continue reading

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Methods for Measuring Meaning

I’m doing a lot of head scratching at the moment. I’m convinced that brands that are able to create, or co-create, meaningful experiences with their customers will win their trust and with it build long-term non-fragile relationships. I’m also convinced that creating … Continue reading

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