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The scalability of Scrum
So I've been playing the role of Scrum Master for a grand total of 6 Sprints on 2 projects. In that time I've come to two very distinct issues that make me question if what I am doing is really Scrum? While I believe that you cannot adhere to any methodology 100% without some interpretation and customizing, I am wondering if the things I am doing are so profoundly out of bounds that it invalidates our approach as Scrum. Scenario 1: I as a "Scrum Master" dutifully play the role by limiting if not ......

Posted On Sunday, October 19, 2008 8:35 PM

The End of a Decade's Work
Well I guess I should be satisfied that I sustained a company for 10 years. But it is a bit anti-climactic. I've screwed up a lot, learned a lot and accomplished a lot since 1998. I like to think of it as a long MBA program based in real world experience. I wouldn't trade anything for the experiences I have gained over the past 10 years. Nothing is more "real world" than being your own boss and running your own company. Nothing is more real world than not getting paid by a client for more than 90 ......

Posted On Saturday, July 5, 2008 9:43 PM

A shift in focus
Well for those of you who follow me and my blog (and who doesn't); a major life change signifies a shift in focus on this blog. For over a year I have been a big proponent of good User Experience. But as I have made some very deliberate decisions in my career I am assuming a role as a Scrum Master and Delivery Manager. I will still have architectural responsibilities too. So to be true to the principles of software design that I believe in, I will stay true to User Experience in my new roles, I just ......

Posted On Friday, March 14, 2008 11:50 PM

How Do You Tech Out?
I've been sitting on this post for a long time... I just read a post by Chris Williams about a technical interview he conducted today. It is very funny and it has inspired me to write this. Now I have been on both sides of the fence in a technical interview as both the interviewer and the interviewed. I really hate this process from all sides. Obviously as an employer you need to figure out what somebody knows and if they are qualified for your job. As a candidate you want to put your best foot forward. ......

Posted On Monday, December 18, 2006 10:11 PM

"For the believers, it's time to become evangelists."
”FOR THE BELIEVERS, IT'S TIME TO BECOME EVANGELISTS.” YES I DO MEAN TO HAVE CAPS LOCK ON FOR THIS POST, BECAUSE I AM SHOUTING! AN ARTICLE IN THIS WEEK'S INFORMATION WEEK “SPEAK UP FOR THE IT CAREER” REALLY HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD ABOUT THE IT PROFESSION. I NORMALLY THUMB THROUGH I.W. AND TOSS IT IN THE TRASH. BUT IN THIS CASE, THEY CAN'T BE MORE RIGHT. THERE IS AN ACCOMPANYING BLOG ON THEIR SITE FOR THIS ARTICLE. Okay, I'll calm down a little bit, but mostly because the ......

Posted On Monday, October 3, 2005 4:31 PM

Re: Higher Education writer says "Bloggers Need Not Apply"
As a hiring manager for a recent project I found reviewing someone's blog extremely useful and efficient. More efficient than rummaging through a few thousand on-line resumes on Monster. I couldn't agree more with Robert Scoble's comment; “I found it greatly helped out the interviewing process cause we could talk about deeper things and skip the "getting to know your personality" part of things.” I chose my senior developer on my current project because I liked what I saw on his blog. ......

Posted On Saturday, July 9, 2005 6:08 PM

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