Job seeking/Posting – Need to review the communication format?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Agile, All, Serious | 0 comments

Have you ever thought about the current job posting/recruiting process? Let’s dissect it. Company side A company detect  a recruiting need (either new position or a replacement) This company will prepare a job posting, with this common format: Brief company description Detailed job description (role and responsibilities) Detailed list of basic requirements List of key competencies required Optional list of assets Idea  about the salary...

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Scrum comics – Retrospective

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Agile, All, Comics, Fun, Scrum | 0 comments

Retrospective is one of the most important event during a Sprint. Scrum opens up a quick feedback with the customer, but also, it opens up quickly a feedback loop within the Scrum team and the way they organize their work and collaboration. Sometimes, weird stuff is proposed out of these retrospective sessions.

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Ant’icipative – An Agile(?) Parable

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Agile, All, Scrum, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I recently met with one of my ant friends, and he gave me good insights about ants’ major events of the few last years. — A few years ago, an event was organized among ants. It was held in the Amazon forest. A few hundreds ants attended this event. The main topic of this meeting was to discuss about the recent rise of the ‘Queeny’ approach recently adopted by a few millions colonies worldwide. This ‘Queeny’ approach and process...

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7 Agile Best Practices that You Don’t Need to Follow? Really?

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Agile, All, Architecture, Scrum, Software design | 0 comments

I read a lot of articles during a week. Some in the morning, during breakfast or on my way to the office. Some during the lunch time, while having a sandwich or a soup in front of my computer. Some other interesting readings at night, while reviewing my blog roll posts or summarizing some Twitter channels or Twitter past favorited items. I rarely comment or reply to these articles. I can agree, disagree or just be in a neutral state of mind in...

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Mockups, essential part of agile modeling

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in Agile, Dev Tools, Scrum | 0 comments

Mockups usage Scrum enforces a strong collaboration between the developers team and the Product Owner. By working on a single product backlog, where all requirements, bugs and impediments are stored, constantly  updated and visible by all. This works great. However, some observations found during sprint planning sessions: Sometimes stories, requests and intentions are misunderstood by the developers team. Without visual support, the...

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Waterfall planning weaknesses

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Agile, Scrum | 0 comments

I have worked on several software projects where planning is hugely influenced by waterfall concepts. Which consist of: Hire some business/functional analysts to find and write ‘requirements’ and specifications Dividing the software in ‘modules’ Listing all tasks required to do this job ( generally this is done by architects or managers) Rough estimations of all these tasks GANTT charts! (They love them!) Budget...

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