145 posts

Joshua Arnold

The late Clayton M. Christensen researched and wrote one of the most frequently referenced books on innovation: “The Innovator’s Dilemma – w...

26 April, 20205 min read

Satis House and Gardens in the 1998 modernisation of Great Expectations In Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Satis House (from the latin...

18 April, 20206 min read

“Technical Debt” is NOT the result of poor programming– it is the cost ofnot refactoringas you learn more about a solution. > "Technical De...

15 March, 20202 min read

TL;DR: Poorly. Not recommended! If you want to delve into the details, read this. (The main problems are that it uses some made up relative...

15 March, 20202 min read

Years ago, I wrote about funding teams instead of projects. That covered a really common big-batch funding and approval problem: the feast a...

14 March, 20208 min read

flow

A Backlog is different to a Buffer. In short, a Backlog should be a safe waiting place, where it is: a) cheap and b) fast for ideas of all ...

07 March, 20205 min read

Ever been “held accountable” for something that you had no control or power over? I’ve previously spoken about how corrosive the words we u...

22 February, 20204 min read

I rather rudely butted in on an interesting twitter exchange yesterday, which started off about assessments. John Cutler was sharing what h...

22 February, 20193 min read

What is a product backlog? What problem is it supposed to solve? What problems sometimes arise when using one? So many questions, and not a ...

15 November, 20189 min read