Finding the StealRat Spambot on Windows

I recently had to remove a StealRat infection from a computer. Unfortunatly more »

The Origins of Yesterday's Weather

While researching a topic for my book I cam across the original paper that helped spawn the concept of Yesterday's Weather. That is the probability that amount of work you will do next week is highly likely to be the same as the amount of work you did la… more »

Software Engineering: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone?

Tom DeMarco, arguably one of the key thinkers when it comes to how we develop software has been reflecting. My early metrics book, Controlling Software Projects: Management, Measurement, and Estimation (Prentice Hall/Yourdon Press, 1982), played a rol… more »

What metrics should you track?

Jack Milunksy of Brightspark and AgileBuddy was reacting to a Agile Project Management forum topic on metrics. Jack was of the opinion that: the more one spends time tracking metrics, the less time there is for development While I have some symp… more »

SPIN Kanban Talk

My talk at the Rose City SPIN last night went very well. We had a small core of dedicated people. Lots of good questions and we could dive into the specifics. Thanks to Rhea for doing a great job organizing the event. You can find my presentation here.… more »

Introduction to Scrum (MIS 488)

Once a year I get to be a guest speaker for Wil Wu's Software Engineering class (MIS 488). This year's class was great. Lots of good question and a nice level of engagement. You could tell several of them were really thinking about how Scrum is so diff… more »

PADNUG Talk: Kanban presentation

My talk at PADNUG last night went very well. We had standing room only, with many new faces. Rich and Jason run a great meeting - thanks guys. There were a few requests to post my "slides" which I have done. Be sure to check out Prezi, the company who… more »

Agile Open NW 2009

Agile Open NW 2009 has been scheduled for Feb 10-11, 2009 at the Ambridge Event Center in Portland, OR. I'll be there again. If you are anywhere near Portland and have an interest in all things agile, this is a can't miss opportunity. Agile Ope… more »

Speaking about Lean Software/Kanban at PADNUG on Mar 3, 2009

I'll be speaking at the March 2009 Portland Area .NET Users Group (PADNUG) meeting. I'll be covering a different project management approach to product line development that includes: Reduced meetings Clear priorities Minimal multitasking… more »

Evolution of a Kanban board

In No More Iterations I showed our 1st attempt at a kanban board. Now that we have a little more experience I'd like to show you where we are now and where we stopped on the way. Here is where we started. Columns for backlog, block… more »