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We are not necessarily Agile… but we are certainly agile!

You might have heard this expression before and, if you did, the title of this blog post may be enough for you to understand how Plataformatec works. However, if you have never heard about that or are still interested on how we work and what we value in our projects, stick around and “fasten your … »

Replacing GenEvent by a Supervisor + GenServer

The downsides of GenEvent have been extensively documented. For those reasons, the Elixir team has a long term plan of deprecating GenEvent. Meanwhile, we are introducing tools, such as Registry (upcoming on Elixir v1.4) and GenStage, which better address domains developers would consider using GenEvent for. However, there is a very minimal replacement for GenEvent … »

Nossa participação no Agile Brazil 2016

Na última semana aconteceu em Curitiba, Paraná, uma das maiores conferências sobre métodos ágeis na América Latina, o Agile Brazil 2016. Foi a primeira participação do time de gerentes de projetos da Plataformatec como palestrantes no evento e, neste post, gostaria de compartilhar algumas impressões sobre essa participação e o evento como um todo. Primeiro … »

How to improve trust among team members

You may be facing lack of trust among your team members and you have not noticed it yet. Actually, it is very difficult to notice it, since trust is often something unconscious for us. In this post, I will highlight the importance of trust in a team and, then, list a few actions that you … »

Calculating Cost of Delay for software projects

Motivation One of the most common challenges that you will face in your career, or even in your life, is to choose one thing over another. It could be a decision between going out to eat at a sushi place and a pizzeria, or it could be between a 2-month-long software project that costs $1M … »

Lead Time Experiment: Calculating Lead Time of the whole process

As you might have noticed, we have been testing new methodologies on our projects in order to improve them and be more agile. We started using Monte Carlo Simulation (Forecasting software project’s completion date through Monte Carlo Simulation), limiting the WIP of our process (Case Study of a WIP Limit Implementation: Why, When and How … »