a blogblogest 2013

Field Notes

Posts by Dave Nicolette

Is CI part of a basic developer setup?

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Some of us at LeadingAgile have been talking about how best to introduce technical practices and tooling in client environments that aren’t entirely up to date in that area. We’ve been working through how to align technical improvement with the improvements in structure, governance, and metrics that our model has focused on. One point of […]

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The self-organizing team’s guide to micromanagers

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This is part 2 of 2. Part 1 was an attempt to help micromanagers understand the value of self-organizing teams. Now we’ll take a look at how a self-organizing team can work with a micromanager. Those “Agile” people are always telling teams how they should run things, as if they knew better. Don’t be a […]

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The Micromanager’s Guide to Self-Organizing Teams

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This is part 1 of 2. Part 2 will help self-organizing teams work with micromanagers. Well, it’ll try. Those “Agile” people are always telling managers how they should run things, as if they knew better. Allow people to form self-organizing teams, let them take ownership of their work, give them a prioritized list of objectives and […]

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How to pass our technical screening

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People who want to join LeadingAgile in a technical consulting role help us gain a sense of how they approach common problems by working through one or more hands-on exercises. Just as a picture is worth a thousand words, a demonstration is worth a thousand interview questions. Somehow, a lot of candidates seem to miss […]

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Strategic and Tactical IT Assets

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Historically (for a sub-single-century definition of “history”), all software has been treated the same. Organizations use the same decision-making process to select an enterprise-scale database management system as they do to select a webapp framework for a small application. Developers think about the same -ilities for everything they write. We haven’t usually thought about our IT assets […]

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