Category: Agile Development

Insight Paper 8.22.2017

Being a Mindful Developer

Not that long ago, I suffered from the same affliction that many developers share. I felt that if I wasn’t actually writing code, actually typing into IDE, I wasn’t doing real work. The only things that mattered were writing code or debugging it. I was wrong. In general, as developers,<span. . .
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Insight Paper 4.13.2017

The Four Personality Types On Agile Teams

Personalities, and how they interact with one another, become even more important in self-organized, Agile teams. A single person can have a significant impact on the performance of the entire team. Recognizing the four main types of personalities and understanding how they interact can help address issues before they become<span. . .
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Insight Paper 2.16.2017

Minimal Agile Documentation

A complaint I recently heard from some Agile teams I’ve been working with was that they didn’t know what was going on with the other teams. They were all focused on their sprint work and they didn’t know what other teams were doing or how they were doing it. <span. . .
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Insight Paper 1.18.2017

Agile Project Management Using Pivotal Tracker

One of the tenets of Agile methodologies is “co-location”, meaning the entire team sits together, sharing “user stories” on paper index cards, and keeping the team’s planned and current work posted on sticky notes on the wall for everyone to collaboratively update. Team members are from both the development and<span. . .
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Insight Paper 5.17.2016

Pragmatic Agile and Reports

I am a late-comer to Agile. For years while at Bell Labs, MCI Systemhouse, FastWeb, and US Bank, I collected what I called “tricks” to help me and my teams get things done better and faster. Only when I went to work for ThoughtWorks did I realize that this had<span. . .
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