What's In a Name?

January 27, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: People, Process 

One of the products I offer that has been in most demand is software requirements training. A great course to deliver, with lots of information about the things that you could do (if the situation warranted) in software projects. Certainly not dogmatic or pitching a particular approach, one of the key messages is to consider your product, culture and environment, and choose accordingly. Over the years, though, I would sometimes get some pushback along the lines of “we do hardware (or firmware, or drivers…), this isn’t relevant for us”. I disagree. Read more

DIY

January 20, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Leadership, People, Teamwork 

As our team size grows, we compartmentalize ourselves into more and more specific roles: project manager, scrum master, developer, tester, a wide range of others. With this often comes the assumption that each role has the responsibility to produce specific products or artifacts: a project schedule, a specification, the product of our roles. Problems arise when we take that assumption to mean that we are the sole proprietors of the products of our roles: that we have the responsibility of doing it ourselves. Read more

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