3 Important Factors of Estimates

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about User Story estimation. It all started with the idea to put more focus on quality and unit test coverage. That led me to realize that there are often times where technical practices like code refactoring, code cleanup, and even unit tests are left behind in favor of getting Read more about 3 Important Factors of Estimates[…]

Titles Don’t Matter to the White Walkers

Game of Thrones is back for its final season and I couldn’t be more excited. As the battle for the iron throne continues, there’s an even bigger threat to the Seven Kingdoms as the Night King and his army move in. In Episode One of Season Eight, Jon Snow gave us (and Sansa) an important Read more about Titles Don’t Matter to the White Walkers[…]

Every Team Needs a Headquarters

Back in the days, developers were content wearing ties and having small, yet tall, plain Jane cubicles. You were allowed exactly 3 pieces of flare in your workspace and you had to stand up to see any glimpse of civilization outside your cell cube. You were left alone with all the privacy in the world Read more about Every Team Needs a Headquarters[…]

The Master Builder Agile Engineer

President Business’s Engineer Instructions: Step 1: Do not leave your desk. Step 2: Do not have an opinion. Step 3: Code only what you’re told. Nothing more. Nothing less. Parts Needed: 1 computer, 1 desk, 1 chair, 1 mindless drone (that’s you!) The above instructions aren’t too far off from a day in the life Read more about The Master Builder Agile Engineer[…]