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The Annals of Kate Oneal


Big Visible Charts

It's time to revisit the topic of Big Visible Charts. Display important project information not in some formal way, not on the web, not in PowerPoint, but in charts on the wall that no one can miss. [Updated: Velocity Charts]

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XProgNew – today’s problem

With Bill Tozier, I’m working on re-basing from WordPress to Ruby/Sinatra etc. We tweeted a bit about an issue we ran into today. It goes like this:

The image we had of the new site is that each article …

Refactoring — Not on the backlog!

There has recently been a lot of noise on the lists, and questions at conferences, about putting refactoring “stories” on the backlog. This is invariably an inferior idea. Here’s why:


When our project begins, the code is clean. The field …

Build it right to build the right thing

You can’t build the right product if you can’t build the product right.

I tweeted that this morning, in response to a Twitter-vibe that was flitting around. I’d like to follow it up here with a bit more meat.

The …