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The Best of the Week (Apr. 18): Agile Zone

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The Best of the Week (Apr. 18): Agile Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (Apr. 18 to Apr. 24). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Career Advice for Programmers

I have a tendency to bang on every now and again about how we, as developers, could do better in managing our careers.

2. Productive Developers are Smart and Lazy

Code is often written before the requirements are understood or gathered. In addition, quickly written code often fails to fit with everyone else's code; often, it is only during integration that this problem is discovered. Good developers are patient and realize that there is a cost to writing code quickly.

3. Are “Ready For” Columns on Kanban Boards The Enemy of God?

“Ready for Test” usually means it’s either deployed (and yet to be tested) or waiting to be deployed. Either way, not much is happening to the work sitting in this column. Basically it’s waste, and remember, waste is very bad.

4. Women in Tech: The Current State of Gender Bias

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women comprise 47% of the general workforce. Why then, does the same survey say that women comprise only 26.1% of all "Computer and Mathematical" occupations?

5. Software Development Fomentor?

With all of the negative connotations associated with the word, “manager”, I’d rather be called a Software Development Fomentor. But even if you can’t get them to change your job title to Fomentor, you can still make things better by shaking them up a bit. So, let’s start some fomenting today!

 

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