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Episode 389: Ryan Singer on Basecamp’s Software Development Process

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Episode 389: Ryan Singer on Basecamp’s Software Development Process

Ryan Singer, head of strategy at Basecamp, discusses the “Shape Up” method of software development with host Nate Black. Scrum pushes too many strategic decisions down on development teams, without giving them enough time to do meaningful work. Instead, Basecamp uses an up-front mix of strategy and design called “shaping”. Basecamp sees backlogs as a […]

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SE-Radio Episode 333: Marian Petre and André van der Hoek on Software Design

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SE-Radio Episode 333: Marian Petre and André van der Hoek on Software Design

Felienne interviews Marian Petre & André van der Hoek on their book Software Design Decoded: 66 Ways Experts Think. We talk about the software design process, which Petre & van der Hoek en discuss about in their book too. While there are a lot of books about software design, their books address designers rather than […]

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SE-Radio Episode 307: Harsh Sinha on Product Management

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SE-Radio Episode 307: Harsh Sinha on Product Management

Bryan Reinero talks with Harsh Sinha, VP of  Engineering at TransferWise, about Product Management.  Product Management deals with the planning, delivery and marketing of a software product. The discussion covers how those functions are achieved, and how product management interfaces with engineering; how product requirements are derived from customer needs; how teams build product based […]

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SE-Radio Episode 306: Ron Lichty on Managing Programmers

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SE-Radio Episode 306: Ron Lichty on Managing Programmers

Ron Lichty talks with SE-Radio’s Nate Black about managing programmers. Topics include: why programming management is hard, what makes a good programming manager, the costs of micromanagement, self-organizing teams, team dynamics and motivation, and product team performance.   Related links Ron Lichty’s blog Ron Lichty Consulting Managing the Unmanageable “If we’re Agile, why do we […]

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SE-Radio Episode 280: Gerald Weinberg on Bugs Errors and Software Quality

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SE-Radio Episode 280: Gerald Weinberg on Bugs Errors and Software Quality

Marcus Blankenship talks with Gerald Weinberg about software errors, the fallacy of perfection, how languages and process can reduce errors, and the attitude great programmers have about their work.  Gerald’s new book, Errors: Bugs, Boo-boos, and Blunders, focuses on why programmers make errors, how teams can improve their software, and how management should think of […]

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