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In defence of time over story points

I have to admit, there was a time when I was totally on board with estimating work in “story points”. Briefly I was the resident point-apologist around town, explaining metaphors about how points are like the distance of a race that people complete in different times. These days, while estimating complexity has its uses, I’m… Read more

How do you know you actually did something?

When I was defending my thesis, one of the most memorable questions I was asked was: “How do you know you actually did something?” It was not only an important question about my work at the time, but has also been a very useful question for me in at least two ways. In a practical… Read more