“Every gambler knows / that the secret to survivin’ / is knowin’ what to throw away / and knowin’ what to keep.” - The Gambler, Kenny Rogers
This is a short sequence of articles that looks at the idea of betting, at different levels within software development: first from a task-planning perspective, then coding and then debugging.
- Talk about bets rather than tasks.
- Understand risk as a spectrum, rather than an item on a register.
- Understand the appropriate domain for Agile and Planned methodologies.
- Move beyond “Agile” and “Planned” approaches, to a right-tool-for-the-job approach.
Making sense of contradictory objectives with the "Balance of Risk"
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