2008 March : Dragons in the Algorithm


Units of Work

When I was a physics student one of the things that I learned to do was “unit analysis”. That’s where you simply consider what units an answer has: is it in meters, or meters squared? Surprisingly, there is an enormous amount that can be learned just by doing unit analysis. Recently, I applied unit analysis our scrum backlog (the process by which my company chooses what tasks to work on) and I learned something surprising. more…

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