Improving

It’s that time of year for resolutions. One important agile principle (to me, at least) is the idea of continuosly improving. We are always looking for experiments to try, ways to work better. (There’s discussion on Twitter right now about the label ‘agile’ – maybe it’s time to drop it and just let it be […]

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Grow Yourself with Rachel Davies and Liz Sedley

Agile Coaching, in my opinion, isn’t only for people who coach agile teams. If you’re in the software business, you’ll learn something valuable from this book. Start with the last chapter – “Growing You”. The only way to succeed in our industry is to continually learn and improve, and this chapter gives great suggestions how […]

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Nice Thoughts for the Wintry Season

I wrote a blog post on StickyMinds about my views on the importance of being nice. I particularly like some of the stories that commenters have shared about how they were able to get a good working relationship with difficult coworkers. Please share your stories! It’s that time of year where we may have a […]

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Beautiful Testing!

Beautiful Testing, with a wide variety of fascinating chapters contributed by leading software professionals, is available. Not only will it inspire you and your team to improve your testing and your product, but all royalties go to a good cause. I’m honored to have written a chapter. Please see the page on my site for […]

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Architecture teams, frameworks, and agile development

I work for a mid-sized software company with around 27 development teams, mostly Scrum but also a few doing Lean and Kanban. We have a large and diverse product of HR-related software, I think there are around 6 million LOC, on three different platforms, including an ASP product and a .NET product. I’m fairly new, […]

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