Category Archives: lean

How We Do Things – Specification (Using the right tools)

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

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How We Do Things – Evolving our Specification Practice

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

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How We Do Things – Testing Part 2

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

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How We Do Things – Planning Part 2

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

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How We Do Things – Evolving our Planning Practice

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

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Some new blogs to check out

This week two of the members of my team finally jumped into the blogging scene in an effort to share what they’ve learned, give back (so to speak) to the community, and, in some ways, learn out loud. For those … Continue reading 

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Lessons From My First Attempt At Bringing Agile Into A Non-Agile shop.

Since I’m moving on from my current employer I figure now is a great time to share my post-mortem of my time there, specifically what worked, what didn’t and what did I learn. Iterations Of Any Length We tried 3 … Continue reading 

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Engineering or Customer Service which is more important?

I’ve been reading a lot about lean/toyota way lately, mixing that with my past experience as an IT Consultant and throwing that up against a bit of an Ivory tower I fell into with XP that left me unable to … Continue reading 

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What are you solving for?

Exactly! I am always amazed of how much software is created with the intention of solving a business problem, only to be deployed to production and not deliver any value to the organization. Some will argue that this is what … Continue reading 

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Creating a Culture of Responsibility

Shooting from the hip a little here, please to bear with me. Also, turned out a little lengthy. Sorry ’bout that. I hear a lot about (and talk a lot about) the idea of a culture of quality. This is, … Continue reading 

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