Lean & Agile

September 29, 2015
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Agile

12 Principles of Agile – Part 3

Welcome to the final part of my 12 Principles series where we’ll cover the final 4 Agile Principles. (In case you missed it, here’s a link...

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CC Pace

June 19, 2015
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5 years

5 Years and Still Growing

In a business world where people are always moving on to new opportunities, what makes someone stay with one company? What makes you say, ‘I...

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Technology

May 13, 2015
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woman type

I signed up for Agile, but it sure feels like waterfall. What can the developer team do about it?

If you’ve been following this series of blog posts about why so many Agile projects seem to deteriorate into waterfall, you know that I believe...

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Lean & Agile

May 29, 2018
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Agile Engineering, SAFe and DevOps: A Roadmap to Adoption at the Potomac Forum

Most Agile transformation efforts in the government begin with the Scrum process. However, many agencies feel that they have reached a plateau and are ready to...

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Technology

May 10, 2018
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Social Contracts and the Agile Team – Part 2

In part 1, we discussed how a new team could help lay out the foundation of a social contract between itself and the larger organization. ...

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Technology

January 25, 2016
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Scale

Build or buy? Code or re-use?

Senior IT managers starting a new project often have to answer the question: build or buy? Meaning, should we look for a packaged solution that...

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Careers

July 14, 2015
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job man

We are Looking for a Systems Developer!

We have a position for a Senior Systems Developer with a financial securities firm located in Alexandria, Virginia.  This is a full time employee position...

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Technology

May 4, 2015
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baseball player

The “Agile Business Analyst” – The “Jose Oquendo” of Your Scrum Team

As I write this blog entry, I’m hoping that the curiosity (or confusion) of the title captures an audience. Readers will ask themselves, “Who in...

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Financial Services

March 16, 2015
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Mortgage Banking

The Changing Landscape of Vendor Management

I was recently reminded of a column I wrote back in February 2008 titled “Maintaining a Vendor Relationship”, for Mortgage Banking Magazine (available here).  I’ve...

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Lean & Agile

March 10, 2015
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graphic world

Tips to Transforming Your Technical World

In a prior post, Getting Ready for Your Technical Transformation, I defined technical transformation and why it is so important.  Now, I’d like to dive...

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Technology

February 2, 2015
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TDD

TDDIY

I like to attempt minor DIY projects around the house because 1) it saves money and, 2) it’s enjoyable to solve technical issues that don’t...

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Technology

January 6, 2015
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diamond rock

Diamond in the Rough

Ron Jeffries recently posted an article on writing code for “The Diamond Problem” using TDD in response to an article by Alistair Cockburn on Thinking...

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