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Will Smith,

Recently, the CEO of Sprint could be seen in TV commercials stating "Technology is only great when you know how to use it." Here is an article that digs a little deeper into this ad campaign. The purpose ...

Chip Lemmon,

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? ...

CodeCurve,

I’ve been doing development professionally now for maybe 18 months and my experiences over the last 8 months in an agile shop have made me realise just how much there is to know in the development arena ...

CodeCurve,

What this new blog is about Tech - I'm going to blog about technical stuff that interests / excites / confuses / frustrates me. Meta-tech - I'm going to blog about over-arching concepts and issues related ...

Michel Grootjans,

Gotcha! You thought that was a typo, didn't you? I really intended to write "Days 4". I learned today that it's important to communicate your intent by naming your methods correctly. So I'm trying to express ...

Jennifer Zouak,

Working wtih sharepoint (wss) and scrum... it is neat how the backlogs (lists) can build out quickly. But Sharepoint doesn't by any means enforce a process. The maximum access but the minimum governance. ...

Michel Grootjans,

I've invited JP Boodhoo to Brussels this weekend. If you want to get together, just come on over. The first drink is on me. From there on, the team decides who pays the next drink, like agile teams do ...

Erik France,

My work team is trying to get our minds around Visual Studio Team Systems and we really want to see how it works with our implementation of Scrum. We have seen various add-ins which enable VSTS to do Agile/Scrum, ...

Will Smith,

Whoa! Why does it need fixing if it is not broken? I'd like to explore the definition of "broken". Here is a modest list of signs of broken code. A test is failing (I know, painfully obvious) The code ...

Chris Williams,

Mark and have been friends for a few years. He (and his company, Dunn Training) is an active supporter of community events, a good guy and a true Southerner. Mark gets around a lot and I'm constantly running ...

Michel Grootjans,

Since I mentioned this in my previous post, I might as well elaborate. I discovered there was an open source community for Microsoft technology back in 2004. Curious as I am, I tried several things that ...

Will Smith,

In the application I've been working on, we have the requirement to handle unique constraint errors gracefully. It wasn't really hard, I just had to check for OracleException.Code == 1. The trick was the ...

Robert May,

Read this article today. We've had a couple of bad apples on our team so far, and they caused quite a bit of grief before they were removed. On an agile team, the team can't function if the apples are ...

Lee Brandt,

This will be the first in a series to document my organization's adoption of an agile development process (specifically Extreme Programming). I want to document this process for three main reasons: 1. ...

Robert May,

I've experienced this before, and all you can do is cry. This is why agile is so important. Instead of one person making all of the decisions, you have a team that makes the decisions. The "manager" tends ...

Intellect,

Approximate strong classification behaves identical to strong classification restricted to a subset of all classes. Considering the fact that A way to get some of the features of dynamic layout from a ...

David V. Corbin,

Life (professional and personal) has been insanely hectic the past 10 weeks or so, and the has not been any time to update this blog. But that is all about to change. For the next 12 days, I will be at ...

Blake Caraway,

I recently took the opportunity to join Headspring Systems, the premier Agile software consulting practice here in Austin, TX. I'm very excited about getting to work with an incredibly talented Headspring ...