Courtesy of Brian Marick’s Blog, I took the “What programming language are you?” quiz. I’m delighted to discover that I’m Smalltalk…but I’m not sure I know enough to know why. Which Programming Language are You?
Archive for April, 2007
I continually look for new ways to gather data in iteration retrospectives. My goal is to find activities that encourage team members to think deeply about the story of their project while keeping an eye on the time budget. Timelines are a great tool for data gathering, yet they may take longer than many teams [...]
While skimming through some old files in my office the other day, I came upon a reprint of a Harvard Business Review article from January 1999, titled, “Organizing for Empowerment: An Interview with AES’s Roger Sant and Dennis Bakke”. Sant and Bakke ran AES, a global power company. The article discusses the unusual way the [...]
Brad Appleton wrote a pleasing review of Agile Retrospectives in the April 7 issue of Agile Journal online. Thanks, Brad! When I hear or read someone say they find the book useful or that they have it sitting on their desk and the pages have become dog-eared, I get a little frisson of joy. Luckily, [...]
June is only two months away and with it comes the next edition of our Secrets of Agile Teamwork: Beyond Technical Skills workshop. For more information, see the link in the Events section just to the right of this post. Esther Derby and I continue to inspect and adapt this workshop with each public and [...]
June Kim posted a message on the extremeprogramming list which included a graph about work hours and productivity. She created the graph from data she found in two wikipedia articles about work. In the article Working Time , my favorite data about work was: “The Kapauku of Papua think it is bad luck to work [...]