Book: Priming Kanban

A manager recommended “Priming Kanban: A 10 step guide to optimizing flow in your software delivery system” by Jesper Boeg. It’s a short read with many good points. Here are my notes: What is Kanban? “Visualize Work”: “Visualize every step in your value chain from vague concept to releasable software.” “Limit Work-in-Progress (WIP)”: “Set explicit limits […]

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Book: Leading the Transformation

“Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale” by Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser This is a good read that I would recommend to managers and leaders looking to transform your organization toward Agile and DevOps. This book is a short read and provides high-level directions and best practices leaders should do. For implementation […]

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Scrum Training (2/2)

User Stories A story typically describes “what”. Here is a simple template: “As a [user role], I want to [goal] so that [benefit]”. The “so that [benefit]” clause is optional depending on how obvious the benefit is. Tools: XPlanner, Rally, Scrumworks Pro, Thoughtworks Mingle, and Card Meeting. The instructor said non of the tools handles […]

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Scrum Training (1/2)

Here are some of my notes from “Working on a Scrum Team” training by Kenny Rubin. The Agile Manifesto Individual and interations over process and tools Working software over Comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. (note: avoid hostile situations and the negotiation overhead) Responding to change over following a plan Three most important words […]

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Notes from Sustainable Software Development

Here are my notes from Kevin Tate’s “Sustainable Software Development: An Agile Perspective” Introduction “Sustainable development is a pace that can be maintained indefinitely.” “Sustainable development requires a singular focus on a form of technical excellence that regularly provides useful software to customers while keeping the cost of change low.” “Balancing the short and long […]

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