Measuring interruptions: How to keep your team in the ‘zone’

This article was originally posted as a guest post on Geekwire; it is republished here for the readers of this blog.  When you look at productive output from a software development team, there’s one factor that almost always predicts problems. You can have top talent; an outstanding idea; great agile process. And yet, if you don’t […]

Line-Drawing Fallacy and Accountability

There’s a beautiful logical paradox, a line-drawing fallacy:  it’s difficult to tell when quantity transforms into quality. Which of the cuts killed an elephant?.. Which of the thousand-dollar checks made a company go bankrupt?.. It’s so difficult to tell when an incremental, continuous process turns the corner and radically changes its character, and a temptation […]