I’m a big fan of Manager Tools. I’ve been listening to the podcast and recommending it to anyone, manager or not, for the last five years. A recurring topic in the podcast is Manager Tools co-founder Mark Horstman’s laws: It’s all about people More communication is better. And there are more, and I invite you
Let’s take a look at the agile manifesto. It starts with: “We are uncovering better ways of developingsoftware” Next are the values. I’m not going to bother with the “right” side, which is of course the “dark side”. On the left we have: Individuals and interactions Working software Customer collaboration Responding to change All this
I had a discussion today about the name “unit testing”, and its connotations. I’d like to remind you, dear reader, that the audience of this blog is already aware of the goodness that comes with unit testing. Unit testing is part of our day-to-day work, and also for people just starting to get interested in
Last week I gave my “unit testing in the wild” presentation on LIDNUG. It was nice, and once the recording is up I’ll get all the info. But I wanted to talk about the experience. First of all: people, I’ve hit the jackpot. I’ve hit on one of the best ways to extract gold out
I had the pleasure of meeting David Anderson on Tuesday. If you’d like to read more on how it happened, read it in Tal’s words. And since David was at our offices, we discussed how we do Kanban at Typemock and heard lots of suggestions on how we can improve our service process (where Kanban
Is man destined to choose the quick and dirty road, throwing away long term benefits? While the answer is probably yes (we’re all lazy like that), two dissimilar events in the last week made me think – maybe that’s not the right question. Maybe we need to check how long term are we talking about.
Kent Beck is running an interesting experiment. He’s asking start ups to step up and take a chance, put their creation stories on their site, and to test it against their usual homepage. The idea behind this is that a compelling story makes visitors into customers. People make the tie between the product or service,
Last week we got (again) sensitive about things that were said in Twitterland. I’m not going to relive this, but there were two camps in the office: the one that said we need to respond, and the other said let it slide. Since I was on the second party, you’ll understand why I’m not putting