This is Part 1 in a series about improving communication between programmers and the business. Audience: Programmers and Project Managers Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Software development teams often face significant challenges with inter-role communication. I’ve noticed a recurring pattern of programmers wanting to focus their energy on changes whose value is difficult for the … Continue reading How to Discover the Business Value of Your Tech Task
I originally posted this in 2009 without the sub-title and received a lot of feedback that helped me understand that my title was leading readers to think that I am anti-Scrum or anti-Agile. For context, I am a long time agile zealot and think that Scrum can be a great agile introduction or transition for … Continue reading The Insufficiency of Scrum – The Importance of Internal Quality When Practicing Scrum
Audience: Everyone Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes I just read this excellent blog post and it reminded me of something I tried to describe to some of my teammates. Quintessence: The fifth element for the Agile Manifesto My story goes something like this: A marathon runner realizes that they have a couple of small stones … Continue reading Running a Marathon in Your Bare Feet
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