Software development posts
June 6th, 2015
Joy in what’s working. Determination, precision and patience over what isn’t. Mission and humility. Respect for people above all.
April 9th, 2015
We’ve found that tests that pass in development intermittently fail (flap) when run by a Continuous Integration (CI) service. Here are some things I look to clean up when I see a ‘flapping’ spec.
September 29th, 2014
August 4th, 2014
In Agile practice, we must not simply adapt, we must regularly and courageously inspect the assumptions behind every adaptation we make. Absent this we surrender to a cynicism that can’t imagine much less achieve the outcome that inspired the Agile movement in the first place.
July 28th, 2014
Establishing a rhythm to our weeks and days has provided our team a sustainable pattern for predictably delivering work with quality. Our performance is an outcome of executing within this pattern repeatedly over time. I learned the concept of a team rhythm from Jeff Sutherland and ours is a scrum and has the shape of a game: a short time frame (one week), an achievable goal that constitutes “winning”, alternating periods of focused team work with opportunities to regroup, strategize … Read More