Month: February 2012

MVP for PMI Agile Exam Flashcards

MVP for PMI Agile Exam Flashcards

With the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) exam celebrating its first month in the wild, I am sure you are already seeing a lot of study aids and prep courses being offered.  Full disclosure, I do offer ACP prep courses and I also offer PMI Agile Exam flashcards.   Wait, did you read that correctly?  Yes,…

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Ready and Done

Ready and Done

When leading development teams, I see most of the wasted activities happen during the development phase.  If work is not ready, before the team begins development, there can be delays waiting for clarifications from the business.  If acceptance criteria is not clearly defined, before the team begins development, work can go on and on trying…

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A Strategy for Code Reviews

A Strategy for Code Reviews

I was coaching an organization the other day where they are trying to increase code quality. They believe they can accomplish this by increasing the frequency of code reviews. Currently, their solution is to get everyone into a room on a weekly basis, with junior developers demonstrating what they did and senior developers offering constructive…

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Respecting Team Diversity

Respecting Team Diversity

I talk about team diversity in my training.  With a world filled with individuals, we have to learn to respect the differences of others.  If you don’t, I think you will live and work in a lot smaller world than me.  More importantly, if you don’t respect the differences of others, I’m a lot less…

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