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I’m not big on methodologies, because there are so many ways to solve so many problems that boxing yourself into one mindset sounds very scary. If you’re open to change, great, but often what I see is people not being open to change when they “adopt” a methodology. There are many hurts that can come from Agile, but the big one, is the adoption. If only one group of your company is using Agile, they…

How are you designing solutions with your team these days? Are you designing solutions with your team? Or are you handing it off to them to and hoping they figure it out on their own? If you don’t have the latest or greatest you might need to start getting a little creative in what you do; Building a template in PowerPoint or even paint to get your point across.Augmenting your requirements with workflows to more…

Not when it runs. Not when it does what’s in the requirements. Not when it doesn’t break the unit tests. Not when QA passes it. But when the client says – “that’s cool.” Then you know it’s complete, everything else up until that point is simply a beta.

A break out is something you do when you need to get out of a situation you’re in that is not desirable. In sports, it’s generally attributed to taking possession and regrouping your team into an attack. In business, it might be about taking a larger group and breaking it into smaller groups that would be more effective at delivering a task. Whichever definition you want to use, the application is changing your status quo…

The contractor is someone you bring in to do a job you have little or no knowledge in how to accomplish in a timely fashion that you have deemed acceptable. Read that again – you haven’t asked them how long it’s going to take (because you don’t know) but you will give them the timeline they have to work against. Its not the most ideal of circumstances for any person and a new opportunity usually…