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