Head to your project Trello board, or JIRA, or whatever tool you happen to be using, and look at your backlog. How many of those tasks are in each of the highest, high, medium, low or lowest priority levels?
If it is more than 5 in each priority level, you have got a problem. Here’s why… Continue reading
Somebody recently mentioned to me that Bitcoin had passed through $2,500 earlier this month. Knowing I had most recently purchased Bitcoin at around $235 dollars in January 2015, I was a little disappointed at missing out on a 10x return over 2.5 years. Yes, I had spent my Bitcoin soon after buying. Continue reading
For almost any non-trivial software development project, bugs are an inevitable fact of life. Although software teams can, and should, use unit and acceptance testing to reduce the frequency of bugs, from time to time a developer in the team will introduce a bug to the codebase. Continue reading
The voting system is perhaps the most important aspect of any collaborative policy-building tool. For the past year, I have been working on an experimental side-project, code-named Commons, to build an online debate and voting platform to enable people to collaboratively build political policy. The aim is to build an online, distributed alternative to centralised parliaments, so that the general public can truly have political influence. Continue reading