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Yesterday’s Weather

It’s funny how things evolve in this world. Consider for amoment, the whole philosophy of project management. This started, from what I have read,with a guy trying to forecast how much pig iron could be effectively mined by a labor-force … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

I recently taught a Certified Scrum Master Course to 5 co-workers. In preparation for this, I spent countless hours over many late nights developing course material, slide decks, and exercises that were replayed many times on my family!  I even … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just For Breakfast Anymore!

Remember this sales campaign for orange juice?  It started back in the early 80’s, as an attempt to boost sales.  It was almost stating the obvious or giving permission to drink orange juice at anytime of the day.  Imagine that! … Continue reading

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Morning Joe…

I am nearsighted- have been to one degree or another since I was a teenager.  All I’ve ever thought of this term was as a defect in vision. More recently, I had a take on the term that was slightly … Continue reading

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Sustainable Pace = Realistic Load

In 1876, at the urging of Samuel Plimsoll, the British government passed into law the requirement for maritime vessels to have established, and displayed, a ‘Plimsoll Mark’. This is a visible indicator on the hull of aship that the harbor … Continue reading

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A Dirty Word

When did ‘Estimate’ become a dirty word?  Think about it- in school, our kids are being taught in their various math courses, right this very moment, how to estimate in certain situations: Estimate:  304 x 29 The kid will say, … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the (Agile) Tester

I once attended a conference and listened to Michael Bolton (no, not the singer, and definitely not the guy from Office Space) untangle a thought stream on the validity of the QA profession as a whole.  He talked about the … Continue reading

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Thank You, Inspiration

I was recently engaged with a client that works in an industry where heavy-weight processes are like a security blanket when it comes to project management. I was helping out as a “traditional PM”, but anxiously looking for “an in” … Continue reading

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Community

Agile methods have been around for longer than most of us have been with our current job (or 3).  Agile in and of itself has always been about ‘community’.  With that in mind, I would like to welcome all of … Continue reading

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