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Software is more about people than technology. When I graduated from college, I thought I only had to master technical skills to be a great developer, thinking that people skills are the appanage of managers solely.
About people, not software.
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Is Test-Driven Development dead or helps teams to get better? Huib Schoots gives his point of view on this article.
We are born knowing passion.
Habits are a choice Giving is a choice Reactions are a choice Ideas are a choice Connections are a choice Reputation is a choice The work is a choice Words are a choice Leading is a choice No one can...
"I expect a product owner to have the information and authority to decide which features to build next and what it means to use those features. This means that this person should either know those things or be able to figure them out, and feel comfortable taking the responsibility to do that. "
This post is part of a series in which Influencers share lessons from their youth. Read all the stories here.Dear Sallie-at-22,Congratulations on graduating from UNC!Now, take a deep breath. And
Mike Cohn provides certified scrummaster training & agile training in order to build extremely high performance development organizations.
According to the most recent APA "Stress in America" survey, more than 4 out of 10 American adults (42 percent) report that their stress levels have increased over the past 5 years. Nearly 4 out of
'There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it." - Bertrand Russell Life is not a race. Speed is good for things you want to get past, not...
When I heard about speed reading I gave it a try.
I felt ridiculous. Because I am an avid reader and I like to savour it as much as possible.
The thing was, I had (and still have) a pile of professional topic related books I want to read and I thought that if speed reading may help me go through them and capture what I need at a faster pace, maybe it is worth a try.
Well, it is not. Because even though these books are related with my work, they are still about something I like very much and therefore it actually gets me sad (not to say depressed) and VERY stressed, to run like hell just to stuff information in my mind.
I quit speed reading.
Instead, I set a goal of just prioritizing what do I want to read first (work wise) and to not read more than 1 book at a time. Right now I am reading something that is entertainment related, just for pure fun, but when I finish I will take one from the professional stack. Plus, I want to write blog posts about the stuff I read. So the plan also goes through taking sketchnotes about the reading I do. Which in the end means a lot more time spent going through useful data.
But I am sure I will have more fun, learn more and still be able to cover all the topics I need.
In this post we will explain how we can move to shared responsibility by focusing away from roles in Scrum. (This is a joint post with Michael Sahota) Build the Right thing. Build it Right. Build it Fast. ? Henrik Kniberg produced a kick-ass intro video on Agile and Scrum that we use a lot …
While there are plenty of happy changes we seek in life — new relationships, a makeover, a car — for most of us, change represents uncertainty. With uncertainty comes insecurity and worry.
If you believe that you must keep your promises, overdeliver and treat every commitment as though it's an opportunity for a transformation, the only way you can do this is to turn down most opportunities. No I can't meet with...
Because Planning Poker is a consensus-based estimating approach, I recommend using Planning Poker on product backlog items rather than sprint backlog tasks.
The ScrumMaster Tales is a series of stories about ScrumMaster John who attended one of my courses. He is the ScrumMaster for the
4 reasons why you shouldn't demand that people treat you nicely.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post asking you to share with me what you feel you need in a job or career to make you happy. This was inspired by an image that represents a simple formula for career
The batter has already hit two home runs. When he gets up to bat for the third time, his confidence is running high... It's easy to feel confident when we're on a roll, when the cards are going our way,...
Creativity requires that you keep coming back for more To be a writer you have to write, of course. But you can’t simply write a paragraph and call yourself a writer. Arguably, to truly be a writer...
"You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are." The commencement address is a special kind of modern communic
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere...
When most people think of leaders, they think of famous people like Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, or (when talking about toxic leaders), Adolf Hitler. But why not think about ourselves in term of a leader?
We probably do not think of this concept, but leading one's self is important in living. I think this is critical to classroom teachers who often do not have much contact with other adults for the necessary leadership. It is more the way schooling is than by choice.
"Your ability to lead yourself will determine how well you lead and inspire others." K. Richardson
The founding father of self-leadership, Charles Manz, defines self-leadership as “leading oneself toward performance of naturally motivating tasks as well as managing oneself to do work that must be done but is not naturally motivating”