Leave Productivity to Economists

Lots of headlines today about a feature called Productivity Score that is part of Microsoft Office 365. The service promises to help "organizations transform how work gets done with insights about how people use Microsoft 365 and the technology experiences that support them." While on the face of it, Productivity Score does sound somewhat Orwellian, … Continue reading Leave Productivity to Economists

Should We Give Up Trying to Estimate How Long It Takes to Write Software?

This is a fascinating interview with David Heinemeier Hansson, of recent Hey.com fame. He makes the point that when building software, we shouldn't try to estimate features and then fit them into two week sprints. Instead, it should be possible to determine the value of solving a particular problem and then set time boundaries on … Continue reading Should We Give Up Trying to Estimate How Long It Takes to Write Software?