Its True… Your Intestines Can Do Math

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Or… The evils of hope and the endless battle of crushing math versus the reasoning power of our lower bowels. We’ve all been there at one point or another. Half way through an iteration and things aren’t going quite as planned. The team of four engineers has two weeks left on their ...

ALT.NET Seattle Gathering

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

I was able to show up for the first half of the ALT.NET Seattle on Saturday and managed to attend two of the open spaces. It was a great group of people and I learnt a lot from the two talks I went to on agile without management buy in ...

Thought for the day

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

This was written on a scrap of paper in my office. "In the absence of a good reason to change something - DON'T" I have no idea where it came from although was in my handwriting.

Choosing an agile process – Part 7: Making the case

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Someone asked me yesterday "How do I convince people to do Agile?" My answer is "Don't". By that I mean I don't think you should adopt Agile for Agile's sake alone, that's just "The means justify the ends". It has to be solving some issues in your organization. Organizational change ...