226 RR The Leprechauns of Software Engineering with Laurent Bossavit

02:03 – Laurent Bossavit

03:11 – The Leprechauns of Software Engineering by Laurent Bossavit

04:52 – The 10x Programmer

13:07 – The Custom Defects Curve

15:33 – Leprechauns and Local Truths (Does Needing to Prove Others Wrong = Fear?)

22:53 – The Feedback Cycles

25:09 – Agile, Waterfall, and The Software Crisis

32:30 – Estimations, Calibration and Assessments

38:16 – Starting Points/Research Skills for Identifying Leprechauns

  • 1. Skepticism
  • 2. Curiousity
  • 3. Tenacity

43:14 – The Value of Leprechauns

46:46 – “Most of our job is learning.”

50:44 – The Definition of “Insanity” => Experimentation

Picks

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Zojirushi (Avdi)
The Elm Programming Language (Laurent)
Smarter Every Day 133: The Backwards Brain Bicycle (Laurent)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Laurent)
How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business by Douglas W. Hubbard (Jessica)