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2017 Week 7 in Review

Hanging joists on my son’s playhouse has been the most enjoyable step in the saga. In hindsight, should have made the width of the playhouse 96″ edge to edge, instead of having the center of the posts be 96″. The … Continue reading

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Do the Hardest Thing First

Recently, I’ve debated with some colleagues about the order in which a software team should attack a lengthy set of must-have issues. Their take was that the team should attack the list in an order that most quickly reduces the … Continue reading

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If You’re Hiring a ScrumMaster, You’re Doing it Wrong

In this tight Austin job market, I’m seeing postings for positions like “Seeking Experienced ScrumMaster.”  ScrumMaster is a role – not really a full-time job.  I realize companies are having to dig deep into their goodie bags to attract talent … Continue reading

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What To Do With Sprint Feedback

Pop quiz: You’re wrapping up your sprint review, and summarizing requests made by your customer.  Do you: a) commit to fulfilling those requests before the end of the sprint you’re closing out, b) commit to fulfilling those requests in the … Continue reading

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What do you build?

Lean and Agile software development frameworks are a great starting point for identifying the bare necessities for efficiently running software projects.  The Agile Manifesto itself is timeless in that it transcends process, rules, methodology and paperwork.  It cuts through to … Continue reading

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