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Field Notes

Posts by Tom Churchwell

Escaped Defects

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I was tempted to inject a typo in this post just for the irony.  If you find it, post in the comments. Software development is challenging. Done well, this kind of development can be incredibly rewarding and the feedback loops are almost instantaneous. When teams are test driving, the world of software development simply shows […]

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Transformation is More Than Just Having an Agile Checklist

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As a consultant, I get to see a lot of different organizations and work with a variety of teams. By now, virtually everyone has at least heard of agile and read the manifesto.  We also seem to have, in technology adoption terms, crossed the chasm, and so adoption by more traditional, sometimes slower moving, global […]

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Staying on Course With Agile

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You may have heard that agile is just a bunch of cowboy programmers doing whatever they want; there is no rigor or discipline and best of all…NO more documentation. You may have heard about the agile zealots and that teams are full of these so called “agilistas” just spewing out code with no concern for […]

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Live from Agile and Beyond: Agility Infusion 101

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Gaining agility is different than “doing agile”, particularly at scale. This session will start with how agility makes a difference for the business and for the teams adopting it. We will look at the business structures that are needed for agility to thrive, how teams are organized and the new measures that will redefine success. […]

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The Break-Up

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True Story. It was a painful breakup. I thought things were going fine, but “it’s not you” she said “it’s me”…. and just like that, our relationship was over. I really didn’t see it coming. We have been working together for a long time now. Really? Really, I said. You no longer need QA? She […]

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