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Metrics for Business Decisions book for every attendee at Lean Agile Scotland conference

Metrics for Business Decisions book for every attendee at Lean Agile Scotland conference

At Conflux Books we’re delighted to have joined up with Lean Agile Scotland to give every conference attendee a copy of the book Team Guide to Metrics for Business Decisions by Mattia Battiston and Chris Young. The book provides clear explanations and practical approaches for teams to understand and use metrics as part of software delivery. Co-author Chris Young is running a workshop at the 2019 conference with Kate Gray on understand our mental models.

Secrets of Product Dev with RiutBag - Part 2: rapid prototyping and respecting reality

Secrets of Product Dev with RiutBag - Part 2: rapid prototyping and respecting reality

(Part 2 of 2) Whether we code, weld or stitch products together, everything we make for our users contains design problems to solve. How we solve these problems can, at the very least, minimise time-to-market and maximise innovation returns. What development techniques do designers use when designing and testing physical products? Can the design of textiles shine light on (systems? software?) development? Conflux spoke to one-person startup Sarah Giblin, founder of Kickstarter success RiutBag, to discover her unique and effective approach to product development. This article is part two of two.

Secrets of Product Dev with RiutBag - Part 1: metrics and co-creation

Secrets of Product Dev with RiutBag - Part 1: metrics and co-creation

(Part 1 of 2) Whether we code, weld or stitch products together, everything we make for our users contains design problems to solve. How we solve these problems can, at the very least, minimise time-to-market and maximise innovation returns. What development techniques do designers use when designing and testing physical products? Can the design of textiles shine light on (systems? software?) development? Conflux spoke to one-person startup Sarah Giblin, founder of Kickstarter success RiutBag, to discover her unique and effective approach to product development. This article is part one of two.

Conflux acquires Skelton Thatcher Publications - new books for engineers

Conflux acquires Skelton Thatcher Publications - new books for engineers

Conflux has acquired Skelton Thatcher Publications, a pioneering publisher of books for engineers and practitioners in the software industry.

The Team Guide books from Skelton Thatcher Publications cover Software Operability, Metrics for Business Decisions, Software Testability, and Software Releasability, all areas that are often overlooked by organisations building software systems.

Don’t estimate: forecast! Predicting software delivery using metrics — Martin Aspeli

Don’t estimate: forecast! Predicting software delivery using metrics — Martin Aspeli

I was fortunate to hear a talk recently by Martin Aspeli, Head of Engineering at Deloitte Digital, explaining how and why to use metrics to predict software delivery rather than estimates. Here are my brief notes: