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31
JAN
2009

New Home

I moved  from my old domain and just wanted to assure my old friends that they are indeed in the right place.  I think you will find the new home a little nicer than the old place and a bit more comfortable.  I look forward to more good times with all of you and making many more...
30
JAN
2009

Pair Programming Might Not Work For You,

… but don’t prohibit other people from giving it a try. I heard the MOST ignorant statement the other day while facilitating a workshop. “Pair programming is useful when you’re 23.  When you turn 24, there is no need for pair programming.” From the...
22
JAN
2009

Agile 2009 Submissions

Agile 2009 is accepting submissions.  This year I really feel I have something unique to bring to the larger Agile community, so I submitted two proposals – Product Design Tools for Agile Product Owners (on the Agile Product Management stage) and Charting the Agile...
13
JAN
2009

Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

Jeff Atwood has posted some great stuff on some of the most dangerous mistakes you can make when programming.  Check it out.
12
JAN
2009

The problem with most TDD trainings is…

… they are too short. Mark Levison has posted an interesting article, Making TDD Stick, on InfoQ that covers some of my observations about how to sustain test-driven development (TDD) in an organization.  I have found the best way to teach TDD is to mentor\pair with an individual...
10
JAN
2009

Conversational Spanish

This week I began conversational Spanish lessons from Carolina Mery-Wood at Pura Buena Onda.  Before the Holidays, I met with Caro for a short one-on-one interview\conversation to gauge my skill level.  She told me that while my vocabulary was excellent, I needed to improve my...
06
JAN
2009

QFD & Agile Process Roll Out

I have been wanting to blog on my last presentation at XPSD for a while, but have been so busy with the Holiday Season – so here are my thoughts on how to use the Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) quality function deployment (QFD) tool to gather the Voice of the Customer data...