Akka to the rescue

A big portuguese client challenged us to solve a BAM (business activity monitoring) problem they had. The challenge They receive a lot of events and they need to know, in…

Why we need skeptics

Recently, I gave a talk with this same title at the Culture@Org Lisbon Meetup, a group of people concerned about their companies’ cultures. This post is a summary of…

Reality And Expectations: A Data Analysis Example

There is a very common feeling among Software Engineers: the feeling of being able to create a tool that can actually cause some impact in our lives, in our society,…

Organizing a Large Product Backlog

Trying to organize a large product backlog is a tough thing to do. As times goes by, and the product grows, what was once a simple list of prioritized items…

The Bug Day

I’m part of a team that uses Kanban to maintain and evolve a piece of software more than 15 years old. When we inherited the software, it came with…