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Agile Product Owner role Some Thoughts on its Use

TL;DR This is a guest blog written by Nancy Van Schooenderwoert. It examines the history of the product owner as well as things that commonly go wrong. By talking about how the product owner and s...

The invalid person

TL; DR Invalidating a person is an easy thing to do. It is easy but can cause lasting damage. That damage can only be repaired through an act of vulnerability. Photo by cottonbro from Pexels ...

A Business Guide to Technical Risk

TL; DR When talking about technical risk, we are really talking about the risk of failure. There are a lot of ways to identify areas that have a high risk of failure and then use that to assess wh...

The waste in the way we improve

TL;DR The way we are taught to improve is rife with waste, and that waste builds up and prevents us from becoming truly spectacular. So, we need to do something extremely different. Photo by S...

Radical Empathy

TL;DR Empathy is a skill that is learned. It is learned with effort and plied to make our lives more meaningful. To get the most of this skill, we need to focus it where it hard to give empathy. O...

Domain Driven Development - An Honest Review

TL; DR Rating: 2.5 stars. Overall, a really good introduction to Domain Driven Development. However, the author spends too much time selling his other book on domain driven development. If the w...

Sponsorship for Success

TL; DR Take responsibility to help those who are not being heard to be heard. Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels The Voice Often Not Heard Every meeting has them. They are the silent individu...

The "Other" Working Next to Me

TL; DR There are a lot of boundries that divide an office into discreet groups. There are also incentives that can cause these groups to see each other as enemy rather then people working toward a...

The Duplicity of Duplicate Code

TL; DR “Don’t repeat yourself” helped developers avoid pitfalls and a host of bad designs. That is until it did not. The question started to become duplication vs coupling. Which is better and whe...

Conclusion - Rites of Passage

TL; DR Planning rites of passage basically looks the same. The results are different, but that is because of contextual differences. When you look over all the previous posts in this series the si...