Choice over Chance

Software development the way it was always meant to be

I have been in the ICT Security field for 10+ years, starting as a developer. In the last years I’ve been the CTO for an important security company in Italy, working for blue chip Italian clients, mainly in the Telco and Finance markets. I managed more than 70 people distributed across consultancy services and software development projects, applying agile and lean methodologies both in our organization and with customers. I have now created OptionFactory, a new company totally devoted to applying the lean approach in every aspect of work, helping our Clients take control of their software projects and become aware of the choices they make.

Fail fast: ✓

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On new year’s eve we launched our first experiment, trying to gauge interest for a new javascript UI library targeted specifically at backoffice web applications. After a week, a few runs on Hacker News, Reddit and LinkedIn, and a brief review of the website analytics, we now have a fairly clear idea of what failure looks like. With an handful of upvotes and hardly any expressions of interest out of ~600 visits, it is fair to say that our proposal is not gaining traction.

Rationale for Popsicle

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Popsicle, the new UI library we are contemplating to build, did not get much love, possibly because we did not make it clear enough why we are trying to build yet another javascript UI library. We try to go into more details here.

Craving for a Popsicle

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An experiment in building a UI library for backoffice web apps

BetterSoftware 2014

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A few toughts on one of the most important Italian Software Conferences

Risk management for adults

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We humans don't like to be put in a position of uncertainty. That's something you have observed for sure in your personal and professional everyday life. A well established marketing rule says that too: 'Thou shalt not give consumers too many options'. People will freeze during the decision process and, if forced, will either opt for the most familiar pick or give up entirely.