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2021 / June
When is the time to converge?

When is the time to converge?

In the past months, I have learned something about myself. I learned that I value a good development process a lot. One thing, in particular, seems to spark the most discussions: when to make decisions. Some people also call this "When to converge". This topic needs some…

2021 / February
Set your project up for success

Set your project up for success

This article is loaded with my personal opinion on how to do things. The baseline I'm going to describe is derived from my personal experience. If you have a different opinion on some topics, please let me know. I'm not claiming that what I'm doing is perfect!

When I'm talking…

2020 / October
Thoughts on technical debt and continuous improvement

Thoughts on technical debt and continuous improvement

Lately, I've come across a couple of blog posts like "Most Technical Debt Is Just Bullshit" and "Technical Debt Isn’t Real". They're discussing whether we twisted the initial definition of technical debt to mean anything and thus nothing. People have since then asked me about my…

2020 / August
The productivity paradox

The productivity paradox

Here are two sentences that I sometimes hear from developers.

  1. "We are always starting new features but we never finish what we have already started", and
  2. "Because of the WIP limit I feel so unproductive. I can't start work on the next important feature."

Right now it might seem…