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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 273: Steve McConnell on Software Estimation

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SE-Radio Episode 273: Steve McConnell on Software Estimation

Sven Johann talks with Steve McConnell about Software Estimation. Topics include when and why businesses need estimates and when they don’t need them; turning estimates into a plan and validating progress on the plan; why software estimates are always full of uncertainties, what these uncertainties are and how to deal with them. They continue with: […]

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SE-Radio Episode 250: Jürgen Laartz and Alexander Budzier on Why Large IT Projects Fail

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SE-Radio Episode 250: Jürgen Laartz and Alexander Budzier on Why Large IT Projects Fail

Alex Budzier of the Oxford Saïd Business School and Jürgen Laartz of McKinsey Berlin join Robert Blumen to discuss their research on large IT project failures. The show covers: What is a “large” project? What is the definition of failure? Cognitive biases and project failures. Are some attributes of projects predictive of failure? The catastrophic […]

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Episode 118: Eelco Visser on Parsers

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Episode 118: Eelco Visser on Parsers

In this episode we’re talking to Eelco Visser about parsing text. We start at the basics – what is parsing? – covering classic tools such as Yacc and classic parsing approaches such as LALR before examining how more recent approaches such as scannerless parsing can make parsing easier and enable previously impractical use cases.

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