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Category Lean Musings

My Views on MBTI

I’ve been asked a few times whether I think personality tests are a good idea or not. As with most things, my answer usually is: It depends. It depends on what you expect to get out of it. I’ve heard… Continue Reading →

Finding ways to not call meetings

Because of office renovations, the team has to move quarters. I’ve been asked to call a meeting to come up with a new office plan for the team. The floor plans for the building are available on the intranet, so… Continue Reading →

10 Quick Tips for New Agile Coaches

Being an agile coach is a tricky business. There are so many skills at play at once, that it can feel daunting and nigh on impossible. Here are ten things I’ve learned to help you along! #1: Know the boundaries… Continue Reading →

Definition of Ready

A lot of organisations who expect their development teams to apply agile methods and practices forget to include the rest of the organisation in said practices. This causes all sorts of misconceptions. Stakeholders and product owners often treat agile development… Continue Reading →

MBTI and Software Developers

After my last two posts – Mob Deprogramming and MBTI and Pair Programming – I felt I needed more data on MBTI types in software development. Most of the latter post was after all based on just the one study…. Continue Reading →

MBTI and Pair Programming

After my previous post – Mob Deprogramming – I felt a need to dig a little further into the subject of pair programming and personality types. But let me first put a quick disclaimer here. This post is a brazen… Continue Reading →

The Illusive Deadline

During a workshop about success factors of projects, many participants put down “a positive time constraint” or similar words as an important part of a successful project. No one seemed keen on using the word “deadline”, but that was in… Continue Reading →

Mob Deprogramming

Mob and pair programming have been buzz words for a while in development. The notion that two or more heads produce better thinking than one is appealing. You get automatic competence transfer among team members, with at least one more… Continue Reading →

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