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A Smooth Production Process

In my last post I painted a pretty Utopian picture of an imaginary delivery process, but it’s not that far from reality.  I’ve experienced a process pretty close to this on several different engagements. How did we get here? The … Continue reading

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Production & Beyond

Since we’re working backward through the development process, the last step in software development is software that’s already deployed. So let’s start there. When Production Software is going well, and I mean really well, something cool happens: Nothing much at … Continue reading

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Lean and Agile, in Reverse

I think we have been making a mistake in how we teach and ‘sell’ Agile and Lean processes to the general masses.  The industry has made tremendous strides and advances but the number of Late Adopters is still remarkably high. … Continue reading

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Branching Out

As a young developer, you probably got some good advice.  Assuredly one of those pieces of advice was to keep challenging yourself.  Branch out.  Learn new programming languages.  Use new libraries.  Don’t let yourself get too comfortable about what you … Continue reading

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Passive Testing

I have wanted a deskful of monitors since I first discovered that such a thing was technologically possible.  I gave up on that idea for a while, but I think it will finally happen.  I never would have guessed that … Continue reading

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Things I wish I’d known about OOCSS a year ago

One of my favorite interview questions to ask is this:  If you could go back and do your last project over, what would you do differently?  Here is my answer. 18 months ago I went to my UEX lead and … Continue reading

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Go First

I have spent most of my life believing in the power of good leadership.  I was convinced that people were following my boss and I because we were leading.  Now I think it’s simply that most people are just uncomfortable … Continue reading

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