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Designing by Committee

When pulling together a new technical design for a software feature or component, it’s easy to inadvertently put too many cooks in the kitchen, particularly in a highly collaborative environment.  As the old saying goes, “nine women can’t give birth … 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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