Agile Business Change for May-July 2010

  1. An Expensive Typo
  2. Product Bloat

1) An Expensive Typo

Following a recent presentation, a debate started around the most expensive typo that people had encountered. My own contribution to the discussion was my experience of a design specification that had the words "a synchronous interface" to describe the messaging mechanism between two systems. The text passed though several reviews without comment and the system was built according to the design. When the customer tested the interface, he raised some observations that seemed peculiar initially, until we realised that he was after "an asynchronous interface"... Read more...

2) Product Bloat

It's well known that companies can claim market-share from competitors by offering a product that has fewer features than their rivals' but that performs better in key areas; for example, a new fast search engine called Google appeared on the scene in 1999 to challenge the slow, bloated offerings from the likes of such as Yahoo. Read more...

All best wishes for the month ahead.

Kind regards,
Marcus Price

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