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Rob Galanakis08/25/14
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The low status of software engineers

Bill had two very different experiences interviewing for two different positions at two different companies: one as a software engineer, and one as a VP-level manager.

Bob Hartman08/25/14
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Scrum Basics: When Should We Schedule Sprint Transitions?

For a one week sprint, it’s possible to do Review, Retrospective, and Planning all on Wednesday morning.

Ian Mitchell08/25/14
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Counting Chickens: Undone Work in Scrum

By definition, any work that has not been completed to the satisfaction of the DoD remains undone. Taking work off a Product Backlog just because it is on a Sprint Backlog is therefore precocious and a mistake.

Curtis Lassam08/23/14
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Cube Drone #2: Nyan

From software developer Curtis Lassam (who writes about comics and code) comes a comic series called Cube Drone. This is Cube Drone #2: Nyan.

Kin Lane08/22/14
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Sorry Google, Your Programming Test Is Not A Valid Measurement Of My Skills

I understand that you have to qualify large number of folks, at your very algorithmic-centric company, but when it comes to measuring what I do, a programming test isn’t a thing.

Abby Fichtner08/22/14
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Why We Need to Teach Kids to Code

Coding (computer programming) is the art of creating anything from computer games and iPhone apps to computational models that help us improve health care. As our kids grow up, this ability to code will become as fundamental as reading and writing to their success, regardless of what occupation they ultimately choose.

Chandra Munagavalasa08/22/14
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Maximize your Customer Value – Think Lean, Go Lean and Stay Lean

Lean is more than just minimizing waste. A popular misconception of Lean is that it is suited only for manufacturing. In this article I will be discussing non-value added process and implementing Lean in software development.

Derwyn Harris08/21/14
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The Need To Review The Agile Manifesto

Since the Agile Manifesto was published in 2001 much has changed. It's time to rethink yesterday’s manifesto in a new light and deconstruct which concepts were home runs and which still need to evolve.

Cal Evans08/20/14
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Learn from NO

Most companies have some variation of the same process for interviewing developers. There are a myriad of reasons for the candidate to say No. The important thing is for you to learn from their NO.

Mike Bushong08/20/14
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On foxholes and corporate silos

The existence of silos in large companies is fairly common. But simply knowing that silos exist doesn’t help too much. The operable question for everyone operating in these environments is: What can I do to remove unnecessary silos?

Dave Rooney08/19/14
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An Appetite for Change

So, regardless of whether a change is imposed by the management of an organization, is requested by and driven by those most affected by the change, or any combination of both, the fundamental mathematics remain the same.

Chris Odell08/19/14
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Agile Decompiled: In Conclusion

Hopefully these articles have helped the reader decide if a) agile will work for them and b) if they are already working in an agile way.

Johanna Rothman08/18/14
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People Are Not Resources

People aren’t resources! People finish work. If you don’t want us to finish projects, let’s decide which projects not to do. Then we can re-allocate people, if we want. But we don’t start with people. That’s crazy.

Curtis Lassam08/15/14
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Cube Drone #1: Elevator

From software developer Curtis Lassam (who writes about comics and code) comes a comic series called Cube Drone. This is Cube Drone #1: Elevator.

Johanna Rothman08/15/14
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Agile Bootcamp Talk Posted on Slideshare

I posted my slides for my Agile 2014 talk, Agile Projects, Program & Portfolio Management: No Air Quotes Required on Slideshare. It’s a bootcamp talk, so the majority of the talk is making sure that people understand the basics about projects. Walk before you run. That part.

Kapil Viren Ahuja08/15/14
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Square Pegs in Round Holes

The web is no longer a way we push some static content; it’s more about telling a compelling story, making people come to you and buy stuff

Mike Cottmeyer08/15/14
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Agile Chronicles (Composite Stories) - Agile Artifacts - Ephemeral v. Enduring Value

During retrospection, when evaluating the quality and value of our artifacts for Epic, Feature and Story decomposition a common theme for our scrum teams is that these artifacts are by design barely sufficient and as such are ephemeral and provide no enduring value.

Victor Savkin08/15/14
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Using Trello for Your Personal Productivity System

I like this system because I find the visual aspect very important. It gives me a sense of accomplishment, which I value. Since most of what I do is creative work, fighting procrastination and “resistance” is high on my list of priorities, and visual tools help me with that.

Mike Cottmeyer08/14/14
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Aggressive Decoupling of Scrum Teams

What does aggressive decoupling look like?

Mike Cottmeyer08/14/14
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Aggressive Decoupling of Scrum Teams

What does aggressive decoupling look like?

Mike Bushong08/14/14
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Is your career a destination or a journey?

When most people think about their careers, they tend to think 5 years out and picture the job they would like to have. This works well when you know with precision where you want to be, but what happens if your future isn’t quite so certain?

Rob J Hyndman08/14/14
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What not to say in a job interview

I’ve interviewed a few people for jobs at Monash University, and there’s always someone who comes out with something surprising. Here are some real examples.

John Sonmez08/13/14
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How to Negotiate Your Salary

I’m often surprised how many software developers neglect to do any salary negotiations at all or make a single attempt at negotiating their salary and then give up and take whatever is offered. Here's how you should do it.

Ricci Gian Maria08/13/14
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Git submodule update error: Permission Denied Publickey

It could happen when you clone a Git Repository with submodules, issuing a git submodule update command, that you are prompted with this error error.

Dave Fecak08/12/14
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"...but I'm negotiable"

Never start negotiating downward until some objection is provided, and don’t mistake the silence of an interviewer as an objection.