Metrics – a snake in the grass?

One of the things I have noticed over the last few years is a drastic increase in the use of metrics. Particularly with the surge in the use of electronic boards for teams data is much more readily available and so is much more frequently used. If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.…

Why don’t developers water the plants?

Bike-shedding, Bystanders and Boredom: I have a theory that in the context of self-organizing teams in a business environment, there are zones of diminishing responsibility and thus the effectiveness of self organization as the tasks get further from the perceived core purpose of the team or individual. That is to say that a self-organizing software…