Monthly Archives: October 2013

Defect fixes – inside or outside the delivery team?

A week or so ago I went on a scrum bootcamp with my team at work. The course facilitator proposed, when asked about the disruptions that the team is exposed to for production fixes, ┬áthe pattern of having a separate … Continue reading

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Lean software development principle – Decide as late as possible

This is the fourth post in a series of posts on Lean Software Development. It was hardest one to write because I struggled with the differences between the Lean Startup principle of failing fast versus this principle of Delaying decisions. … Continue reading

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Why I enjoy using the Pomodoro technique

Shortly after I got back from my sabbatical at the beginning of this year, a colleague of mine introduced me to the Pomodoro technique as a method to manage my working time. Initially I was highly sceptical about working in … Continue reading

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Apprentice as a software developer

The notion of apprenticeship originated in the late middle ages where a master craftsman would be entitled to take on a apprentice as cheap labour, in return for food accommodation and teaching the craft to the young apprentice1. Apprenticeship was … Continue reading

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Organic Documentation

I have always enjoyed modelling requirements in use case form. It was method for me to think a problem through and confirm understanding. The issue that I have with use case modelling is that once the solution is developed, the … Continue reading

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