Once upon a time I worked in a place that required design documents before any code was written. I won’t go into all of the pros and cons of that particular practice here. You have probably heard them all by
No Time to Unit Test
While reading Scott Bain’s great book Emergent Design, I was reminded of a story. It took place a couple of years ago inside a very tall building in a very large city. I was giving an early version of my Test
When talking audiences who are new to agile software development, we often claim that there is an erroneous belief that agile teams eschew documentation. I was going to put it differently at first, but I have always wanted to use
How to be a Better Agile Coach
This is the substance of the lightning talk I gave at the Agile Coach Camp, for what it is worth. I put it together as a way to summarize my personal goals for the conference. Pretty much all of us
Is Twitter an Approximation of Team Room Osmotic Chatter?
At the wonderful Agile Coach Camp in Ann Arbor this weekend, I was introduced to Twitter. I have previously dismissed it as an idle pursuit for people with nothing else to do and therefore an infinite regression of banality. Several people claimed otherwise