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The Difference Between Systems Thinking and Reductionist Thinking In Software Development

In software development, having a Systems Thinking approach means that you start from an event or a part of a system and tries to determine its connections or relationships to other parts or events. A Reductionist Thinking is when you break down a problem or task at hand into its simplest parts in order to […]

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Deming’s 14 principles and Agile Software Development: A perfect match?

I read an article that drew my attention; the article was about W. Edwards Deming’s 14 key principles for management. Honestly, I don’t remember to have read Deming’s principles in the past, although I knew his work from my studies on Toyota’s Production System. So, I can say that this was the first time that […]

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3 Statements That Don’t Leave My Mind

‘m a big fond of the concept of “Right first time” but lately I’ve seen so many time being wasted trying to figure out what would be the “Right” thing to do. Many unnecessary conflicts, concerns, non-validated assumptions, etc. This made me think more often about extreme interpretations or even shallow interpretations of such concepts that when not fully understood or discussed could lead to inefficiencies everywhere.

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