- The New Atlantis » The Myth of Multitasking
Maybe continuous partial attention isn’t as good for us as we … wait! There’s something shiny!
(categories: attentionstream attention productivity gtd psychology )
- Rail Spikes: Testing is overrated
Quote: …the truth is, no single technique is effective at detecting all defects. We need manual testing, peer reviews, usability testing and developer testing (and that’s just the start) if we want to produce high-quality software.
- Managing Product Development » Is Your Product Development Half-Actions?
All of you who are separating your developers from your testers? You are doing half-actions. Separating the writers from the developers and testers? Half actions there, too. Even when you define architecture and implement across the architecture, instead of by feature, that’s a half-action. A half-action means you have technical debt and will have to get back to that area of the product.
Silos encourage half-actions (or third-actions or sixth-actions). Defining the architecture and implementing across it encourages half-actions. Create a cross-functional product development team. Have them finish one feature at a time. That’s a full action.
(categories: process productmanagement development design )