Five ways to Go faster as a Software Team (That have nothing to do with Skill)

There are lots of ways to deliver software faster that have nothing to do with the skill of your software team. Here are five:

1. Tighten and clarify the vision
2. Choose well trodden, simple technologies (No one went broke choosing IBM*)
3. Remove the number of people involved in making a decision
4. Build the software to be disposable (no future proofing allowed)
5. Tighten execution focus to one thing at a time (no context switching)

*Switch this to your favorite well-trodden stack if you’re a programmer: Ruby on Rails, .NET, J2EE, Django. This is also known as the “You don’t need Cassandra” rule.

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