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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May 12, 2016

Why Do We Do Backlog Refinement?

Why Do We Do Backlog Refinement? We have all heard that we should be doing something in the line of backlog refinement. It is meant to be a complement to the planning session. But why should we be doing it, and why is it important? A lot of the material available seems to approach the…

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March 30, 2016

Why Do We Stand-Up?

Why Do We Stand-Up? There are many takes on how to conduct a stand-up, and at least as many takes on what to cover. But have we lost track of what’s actually important? At a meetup in the end of 2015, the speaker partly covered the ‘fact’ that the early majority, according to Moore’s technology adoption lifecycle, of companies doing software…

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