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Timeboxing Is Still Valuable (at least I think so).

In a previous post, I shared a couple of quick thoughts on the need for high-performing teams to have goals.  In this post, I want to focus on the touchy subject that has become timeboxing. 946 more words

Design And Architecture

Projects Are Temporary...

I recently tweeted the following: 

Projects are temporary endeavors. Products are not. This distinction is extremely important for organizations that develop products.

— Eb (@eikonne) …

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Design And Architecture

Illuminating 'ghost signs' with glorious light

Last February we attended the premiere Portland Winter Light Festival at OMSI. The outdoor celebration promised to illuminate “Portland’s waterfront through contemporary light-based art installations, engaging performance, and fun activities for all ages.”  We thought it’d be a mellow affair. 164 more words

Oregon History

Year-end review and introducing a podcast

Every blogger does a “best of” post every year. Except me. That’s because you have need a handful of posts to choose from and highlight. For 2016, I wrote …two. 192 more words

Oregon History

Heirloom Tech: The Ancient Pixels of Banna’i Brickwork by Goli Mohammadi from Make

Long before the first digital pixel, architects and builders were using bricks and tiles to create pixelated patterns on structures. The technique, which is still in use today, is known as… 81 more words

Housing for our communities

Do you have that feeling that the housing market isn’t quite working? That developers are making money but communities don’t benefit much? Community land trusts are one way that communities are taking back the power over their housing. 212 more words

Environment

Software Design Principles

Software design principles represent a set of guidelines that helps us to avoid having a bad design.

The open –closed principle:

A module should be open for extension but closed for modification, can be extended, without requiring them to be modified. 353 more words

Design And Architecture