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Metrics for sunsetting systems

Really, these are similar metrics to what you would use to choose systems- except they’re often on the tail end of a choice made years ago. I frequently see multiple systems run in parallel that really should be integrated (e.g., why would one have separate time and access cards?).  If you’re going to choose between […]

Assessing risk (and pitfalls)

I’ve already mused a bit on project estimation, and I have an upcoming post about how to think about sunsetting systems.  It occurs to me that there are at least two more fundamental questions to address:  what does it mean to talk about the risk in a system, and what biases might we have when […]

On project estimation

This may or may not be a series, but I wanted to dash off a few thoughts.  I have a feeling this post will come across as very stream-of-consciousness but will be clarified by followup posts. The essence of estimating projects is to evaluate two things: How long is it expected to take? What risks […]