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Enemies of Agile: Bad Language #2 “Deadline”

He’s Dead Jim! OK it’s not because it has the word “dead” in it, however undesirable, there are plenty of other words in the same boat such as deadpan, deadend, that don’t offend. No it’s not that as such. It’s also not because some people would like you to interpret the word literally. The word…

Enemies of Agile: Big Fat User Stories

The Elephant in the Dining Room There is a famous saying, “How do you eat an Elephant? Answer: one bite at a time!” and so it should be when developing software features. The challenge however is that people do not always recognise a metaphorical elephant when they see one. When faced with an epic or…

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A lesson from Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was a massive fan of technology and exploited it like no other single musician before him. He was probably aware of computers but I’m sure never gave a thought to the intricacies of software development processes and the human dynamics at the heart of it. However, there is much we can take from…