collaboration

Even better – communicating while drawing!

In my previous post I told about a great experience collaborating with teammates on a difficult new feature. The conversations around this continued this week when we were all in the office. Many of our remaining questions were answered when the programmers walked us through a whiteboard drawing of how the new algorithm should work. […]

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Just ask!

Our team is working on an epic to provide some new features in both our product’s UI and our API. Today, I tested a delivered user story for the API. When I add things to our product via the API, I like to check them out in the UI. The basics of the story worked, […]

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Fun with Easter Eggs

While searching around for 2012 tax records, I found a file with printouts of the “Easter Egg” my team put into our website back in 1999. This Easter Egg was on the error screen. If you typed a particular search value, you’d get a page that looked like our standard error page, with the text: […]

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More ACCUS Games Day

This afternooon, I joined Mike Sutton’s Improv session. My takeaway: “It doesn’t hurt to collaborate”. The exercises were fun and funny, and gave insight into how teams worked together. I particularly liked that Mike used a task board to keep track of his session. We did a lot of fun exercises, and had lots of […]

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