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Dan North & Associates | faster organizations, faster software

What do you do? We help your organization go faster. What do you mean by faster? Imagine: A product manager wakes up with a great idea. He tells his ...

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  • Talks

    dannorth.net 18 Oct '16, 9pm

    In which we learn the uncomfortable truth that code is all liability rather than asset and use this premise to define the goal of software development. Then using two patterns, Short Software Half-Life and Fits in My Head , we meet the Replaceable Component Architecture as an architec...

  • Testing Faster

    dannorth.net 01 Oct '16, 10am

    identify and apply a number of testing techniques and methods. make design choices that promote testability understand and implement non-functional testing strategies for e.g. performance and resilience testing. make suitable cost benefit trade-offs for testing throughout the applicat...

  • How to train your Agile

    dannorth.net 04 Jul '16, 6pm

    If you ask a team to target 16 months instead of 18 months for the release, they will try to do whatever they do now but harder. They might start working longer hours or occasional weekends, cutting corners here and there, squeezing a few percent more out of their practises at the exp...

  • What’s in a Story? |

    dannorth.net 20 Sep '16, 2pm

    Story: Account Holder withdraws cash As an Account Holder I want to withdraw cash from an ATM So that I can get money when the bank is closed Scenario 1: Account has sufficient funds Given the account balance is \$100 And the card is valid And the machine contains enough money When th...

  • Capturing the narrative

    dannorth.net 15 Aug '16, 8am

    This is work we have committed to. I don’t care how the team stores this as long as it is visible to all the stakeholders. That means if people are non-local there needs to be either an electronic version or a daily photo of the board, emailed out or posted on the blog. (I really like...

  • Blink Estimation

    dannorth.net 21 Jun '16, 9pm

    So where do these expert estimators come from, and how do we grow the next generation of them? Once a team is used to the dynamics of blink estimation you can use it as a learning workshop for the non-experts. The non-expert observers are just that: observers. They are not allowed to ...

  • Programming is not a craft

    dannorth.net 13 Apr '16, 9pm

    I wholeheartly agree that Craftsmanship shouldn’t lead to a bunch of prima-donnas but truth be told I don’t think that it will. Prima-donnas will always be prima-donnas at the end of the day. My own experiences are that of working for one of the UK’s most recognisable dot coms. A smal...

  • The Art of Misdirection

    dannorth.net 13 Aug '16, 4am

    The value of an automated test is a function of a number of things: the criticality of the code, the impact of a Bad Thing happening, the cost of correcting that Bad Thing, which may be reputational as well as operational, the likelihood of you not spotting it with regular usage in de...

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