May 31, 2017

Why ‘Why’ Means Taking Responsibility

Why ‘Why’ Means Taking Responsibility. I don’t know if it’s me, but throughout my career in software development, I’ve seen so much wasted and unfocused effort and so many stressed people constantly pushed to capacity for ‘crucial’ developments that simply then withered away as the work became forgotten and irrelevant. All that waste really gets…

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January 11, 2017

An Agile Tale – Fishing for Pearls

An Agile Tale – Fishing for Pearls Tip-Toeing down the stairs, Robbie sneaks into the kitchen. He heard his father, an Oyster Farmer, return from work an hour ago, so Robbie knew there would be a fresh load of oysters in the ice box. In the kitchen, Robbie climbs on a chair so he can…

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February 16, 2016

Let Me Tell You a Story…

Have there ever been more beautiful words than “Let me tell you a story”?  This is what parents say to children. This is what a book or a movie says with its title. By some measure, the only difference between Homo Sapien and Homo Erectus is that Homo Sapien could tell stories. So, stories are more…

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