Tag: software craftsmanhip

25 January 2017 / Agile & Scrum
The Shocking Truth about Firefighting in I.T. Organizations!

Why are there so many IT people out there who have the feeling they're actually a firefighter? Why do they have the feeling to be jumping from one burning house to another? Why do they have the feeling work is driven by fire alarms? Why is it that the loudest voice in the office, the biggest fire, gets things done? A bunch of questions I...

19 January 2016 / Agile & Scrum
Stop Managing Dependencies!

Dependencies in Software Development have been an issue since decades and lots of practices have been built to “manage” them, creating an environment that becomes more complicated with longer time-to-market times as dependencies grow (or the product/solution grows). This is creating an illusion and no dependency management is alwys the only answer! Coordination to remove dependencies is usually a more sustainable outcome with less management. The...

10 June 2013 / Less is More
Software craftsmanship vNext

Last week, on 30 and 31 May, I attended the I T.A.K.E. unconference in Bucharest, Romania. I was asked to facilitate a workshop there and chose to combine two of my personal favorite coderetreat sessions into one even more challenging session: TDD as if the baby meant it. I will write about this session and some of the feedback I got on this soon, so...