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.

How to master maintenance – part 2

Disclaimer first: this post is not that relevant for companies that host their services in the cloud. If that is your case, you may as well skip this one and stay at the first post on this subject. At very beginning of the product, PO … Continue reading

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Maintenance revisited – part 1

Maintenance is a tricky subject, and before I continue, I would like to distinguish between applications that are truly in maintenance mode and the ones on which there is still ongoing development. Obviously, if the application is not “moving” any more, the best you … Continue reading

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How to be effective at kick-offs

One of the reasons that agile folks hate to call kick-offs a meeting is because people just hate meetings. They are often done so badly that the first association that comes with that word is waste of time. One the … Continue reading

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Project checklist – 7 questions you need to ask yourself first

Very often people discuss project/dev.  methodologies, type of contracts (fixed price vs. time and material), product release cycles and other aspects of project lifecycle while ignoring or forgetting to ask themselves some very important questions first. So, let me go over my … Continue reading

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Budgeting vs. agile

In my previous post I have shortly introduced some basic financial principles. It might look odd that I talked about business and markets in the space that should be reserved for agile posts, but I felt that one of the reasons why … Continue reading

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Finance for dummies and why it should matter to you

The reason I want you to go through pain of reading this blog is because I believe that agile community is missing something when it comes to the budgeting and how the business gets funded. That very often makes agile … Continue reading

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Agile and outsourcing, how to make it work

When I was asked first time to start outsourcing, I really had no stomach, nor desire to prove being a big manager by traveling around, asking for reports every single day, sweating in the night from stress and frustration, and … Continue reading

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Software outsourcing dilemma

For people who have read “World is Flat” it looks obvious that in the world of internet and crowd sourcing, starting software business in the so called “low cost” countries is a logical step forward. Since intelligence, expertise and ambition … Continue reading

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How we got screwed in the first place?

The waterfall model was invented in 1970. The founding document of the waterfall model, created by Winston W. Royce, included two figures: one of the model itself and a second illustrating the major problems inherent in the model, or the … Continue reading

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How to manage agile transformation (and manage expectations)

As mentioned in the previous post, most of the agile transformations these days are “top-down”. According to Standish Group “Chaos Reports” we still have more project failures than successful projects. One of (many reasons) for this you can find in … Continue reading

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