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Dear customer, the truth about IT

10 years on I feel the need to repost this classic letter from the IT industry to our clients. Audio version, read by Allan Kelly. Dear customer, I think it’s time we in the IT industry came clean about how we charge you, why our bills are sometimes a bit higher than you might expect, and why so many IT projects result in disappointment. The truth is that when we start an IT project, we don’t know how much time and effort it will...

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Agile Guide podcast with Wood Zuill and Tom Cagley

I’m on a mission to popularise the term Agile Guide. A few weeks ago Wood Zuill (farther of Mob Programming and force behind #NoEstimates) and I recorded a podcast with Tom Cagley – another in his SpamCast series – on the Agile Guide role. You can download the Agile Guide podcast from libsyn or you can download it from Apple, Sitcher, Google or Spotify. The post Agile Guide podcast with Wood Zuill and Tom Cagley appeared first...

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Testing Testing 1 2 – video blog

Testing isn’t, or shouldn’t be, about finding bugs. Type-1 Testing is about ensuring you can go to Type-2 Testing and get some useful feedback. Customer feedback is the really valuable stuff: does your product address the need you saw? Is there more to do? More value to be got? – and does the value delivered justify the cost of doing it? Testing-Testing 1 2 is a 13-minute video blog rerecording of a private presentation I did...