Category Archives: Development

Working in Sprint time

Three separate teams are all working on pieces of the same project at the same time. They’re working with micro-services in individual containers so the teams can develop independently of each other except when there are true dependencies. Why do … Continue reading

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The art of the small

First, my apologies for skipping more than an entire year. I knew it had been a while, but I hadn’t realized my last post was in December of 2014. My resolution for 2016 is to be more regular. Most developers … Continue reading

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The Functional Manager in Agile

When doing an Agile transformation it’s generally easy to get team members on board with what we’re trying to achieve. Most people appreciate the opportunity to become empowered and to have a better understanding of the business goals they’re supporting. … Continue reading

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Scrum MVP

If you come from a traditional development background, one of the more difficult transitions you will make is moving from working solely in your area of expertise to doing whatever it takes to finish a Story. You’re used to having … Continue reading

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Control vs. Honesty

At first inspection the two words don’t seem to be in conflict.  It seems that your software development project can be in control our out of control, and your status data be honest or dishonest.  It looks like four valid … Continue reading

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Reasons we do things

Iain McCowatt wrote a good blog on Exploring Uncertainty about Models of Automation.  He got me thinking about why we do the things we do. The first reason is because someone has given us a task.  There’s nothing wrong with … Continue reading

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WWUD?

As the Project Manager, a couple of days ago I decided to try to do what I expected our typical user would do with our software.  The goal was to take a paper form that contained all the necessary information, … Continue reading

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