Tag Archives: Tom DeMarco

How DeMarco, Lister, and Cockburn Helped Me Find a Better Job (Part 2)

How DeMarco, Lister, and Cockburn Helped Me Find a Better Job (Part 2) (Part 1 was posted yesterday.) After four months of teamicide, Peopleware-style, I was ready to die. And when HR or my manager asked me, I told them … Continue reading

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How DeMarco, Lister, and Cockburn Helped Me Find a Better Job (Part 1)

Two years ago, I was enthusiastic, energized, and about to plunge into depression. I was enthusiastic and energized because I had started a new job two months before, and I was in a position where I could make choices, and … Continue reading

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Break Your (Software) Process Addiction

How many times have you heard someone say—or maybe you’ve even said it yourself— “Yeah, it’s a hack. But we don’t have time to do it right.” Frankly, this one goes in the same category as popular rubbish like:

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