Climbing mountains faster

motif

In a recent post, James outlined how MuleSoft is using Lean Startup principles to build Enterprise Software. We have been doing this for a while in our cloud platformsCloudHub, Anypoint Service Registry and Dataloader.io; however, our core enterprise tools and products – Mule ESB, Mule Studio, Anypoint DataMapper, and Mule Management Console have always been on a much longer release cadence.

Development Process: Estimation is futile

motif

How much time do you invest in estimating your backlog? Do you really get any value from it? When was the last time you thought about the value it provides you? I can see estimation as a source of problems in many ways.