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Software warstories mba-club

  1. 1. Joe Drumgoole<br />28-Oct-2009<br />Software Business War Stories<br />
  2. 2. Generics<br />
  3. 3. Digital Equipment Corporation<br />
  4. 4. SilverPlatter<br />
  5. 5. Nomura Research Institute<br />
  6. 6. CR2<br />
  7. 7. Cape Clear<br />
  8. 8. Bank of Ireland<br />
  9. 9. PutPlace<br />
  10. 10. CloudSplit<br />
  11. 11. Great Software<br />Does what it says on the tin<br />Does a few things very well<br />Doesn’t eat your PC<br />Doesn’t eat someone else’s PC<br />Gently delights the user<br />
  12. 12. Team Size<br />Two people per feature<br />No more than 3 features in parallel<br />Big Team = Many Features<br />Keep the team small<br />
  13. 13. The Demands of Fashion<br />Many silver bullets<br />Go with the flow<br />Tailor the fashion to the customer<br />Don’t obsess<br />Prepare for and expect change<br />
  14. 14. Constants<br />X developers will tend to lead to X+1 concurrent features<br />Software will get slower faster than hardware will get faster<br />80% of your software will be written by 10% of your developers<br />50% of you bugs will be created by 5% of your developers<br />It costs 10k per month per member to fund a software development team<br />
  15. 15. Q&A<br />

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