Sprint Rationale

People tend to use the terms Sprint, Iteration, and Time box interchangeably. For the most part this is true, but there is some nuance: Sprint is a term popularized by Mike Beedle and Ken Schwaber in creating the Scrum methodology. They chose the word because it implied a desire for fast pace. It’s not a

Developer Interview Thoughts

Recent interviews with developers have caused me to evaluate and devise questions that help assess behavior motivators… While a more technical interviewer is responsible for questions related to technical competence, I am responsible for questions related to work ethic and value systems – in other words cultural fit.

Normalized Perspectives

As software professionals, our beliefs about what qualifies as “best practices” often depends on our experience and our expertise. This is one of the reasons that it is so very difficult to run the self-organizing software teams, frequently described in agile literature. The fact is, teams cannot be self-organizing, until the members share mental maps