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The Workshop I helped Create

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels TL; DR Zach Bonaker and I made a simulation exercise I am really proud of. It focuses on how the environmental rules determine a team’s success. Here is where you ca...

What is a retrospective?

This post is part of the series Making a Better Retro What is a retrospective? What is a good retrospective? ...

Using All Contributors ✨ Tools

This post is part of the series All Contributors Project The Magic of 'All Contributors ✨' Using All Contributors ✨ Tools ...

The Magic of 'All Contributors ✨'

This post is part of the series All Contributors Project The Magic of 'All Contributors ✨' Using All Contributors ✨ Tools ...

Safe Dynamic Sql Generator

TL; DR There is always a desire to dynamically limit the results of large tables. The need to limit, and order columns dynamically. And then, filter on these modified columns. You either have ...

Pet Peeve

TL; DR Communication, organization, facilitation, and others are technical skills. Setup I have grown to have a pet peeve. Let me draw an image for you. How many companies succeed to their full ...

Our Team Doesn’t Need to Retro

TL; DR Sometimes as a team becomes successful, and they have had very successful retrospectives, they stop getting value from those retrospectives. Something must change for the team, in i...

The Power of a New Voice

TL; DR Too often the person with the least experience is ignored. This is a shame because they are often the person who can lead us to the most significant insights. They will see things we overlo...

The Things We Say

I want to retire certain phrases from programmer parlance. TL; DR We are not clear in what we say. We use incorrect metaphor. We choose vague terms instead of better ones. Let us trim some of the...

Story Sizing with '#NoEstimates'

A way to determine if a story is small enough without estimating it. TL; DR “No Estimates” is a modern movement in software development that focuses on eliminating wasteful estimates. However how...