I know, long time since the last post. Life is rich. Thanks for asking. I was at Agile Open San Diego last week. Thi sis annual event where smart people get together to learn from each other. I highly recommend it
Can Agile work for mainframe projects? A recent coaching client is a small company that wanted to transition their entire development department to Agile. It was an easy sell to the applications people, harder to the maintenance people (until I
Trust your subconscious mind to be a smart partner. If you get stuck, don’t keep slamming against the dam. Do something else for a while. Then consult someone else. Do some lateral thinking. Get outside the box. Maybe do no thinking at all. And even when things are going well, give your brain a break. Leave some space between the notes.
My favorite class to teach is TDD. I like to challenge developers to stretch their brains into new territory. They do it every day in other ways. Learning TDD is a level higher than solving algorithm and design challenges. It
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
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