Author Archives: Veselin Pizurica

About Veselin Pizurica

Veselin Pizurica is entrepreneur, CTO and founder at http://www.waylay.io/, a cloud software company that empowers enterprises and the public sector to benefit from the Internet-of-Things. waylay enables smarter real-time decisions, proactive monitoring and automation based on integration with existing line-of-business applications. Veselin has more than 15 years experience in software product development (Agile Development, Lean Startup Movement). He designed and implemented products in various domains, such as Cloud Computing, Semantic Web, Artificial Intelligence, IoT/M2M, Signal and Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Home Networking, Mobile Management, MPLS, xDSL and Fiber technologies. Skills: project/product management, people management, agile development, telecommunications, SW platforms, cloud computing technology, coding java/ruby/python/javascript/html5/ Veselin is also author and co-author of 12 patent applications in domain of DSL, home networks and cloud computing.

Agile Pitfalls

I must admit, I really don’t get some of the scrum “naming” conventions. First of all, what’s the first association  you have in mind when you hear a word scrum? What I imagine is a bunch of big guys, heads … Continue reading

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Fighter jet, toothbrushing and agile rituals

When I am in position to talk about the topic that is so “obvious” to me while struggling to find the right words to explain it to the others, I often escape in metaphors, looking for inspiration in nature, other … Continue reading

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How to deal with Grey Swan event

In this post, I will be talking about one important role of project managers, and that is, what to do when things are not that great. But before that, let me tell you one little story. When I watch football penalty shootout on … Continue reading

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Grey Swan and Chicken Run

The trigger for this blog was the recent bbc article ”Black swans’ busting IT budgets” that you can find here. The article starts with a fact that one in six big IT projects go over-budget by an average of 200%, more … Continue reading

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Jumping frog syndrome

One day, one smart ancient Greek guy discovered something very disturbing: If you have a frog that jumps every time half of the distance that it jumped before, even after infinite number of jumps, the total distance covered will never exceed twice … Continue reading

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Demo Driven Development or “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”

Once upon a time there was a software development methodology called waterfall. People disliked it for many different reasons, but today I will only mention one in particular – that it was hard to see anything working, before it was too late. So, … Continue reading

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Project risk management and HR policy, a new way to look at it together

It looks as the software development is one of the most risky activities on this planet. I can hardly think of any other profession in which the focus on the risk management is so embedded in a daily practice of … Continue reading

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People before process – and what does it mean for agile manager?

Only recently I came across Jurgen Appelo’s blog and then I read his book “Agile Management 3.0”. I also went to his course and had some time to chat with him as I needed someone to talk about people management in agile … Continue reading

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Do you need Chuck Norris in your team?

If you want to test whether you have Chuck Norris in your team, how about checking this blog post first. If you recognize someone in the team that fits this description, congratulations, this blog post is for you. Chuck Norris is really … Continue reading

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How to organize lessons learned sessions

What is lessons learned? It is a bottom up improvement: you invite people to give their feedback on the quality of the work they do and the problems they face during product development. Final goal of the lessons learned sessions … Continue reading

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