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Alan Dayley
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Stroll away from the fire. 
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Blow things up & walk away leisurely 
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Yes! A simple and useful definition of a defect. Talk about this in your team and organization. Assuming that everyone understands the meaning of the word defect is the source of much discussion and frustration.
 
Software defects can be a surprisingly contentious topic and they've come up in several different conversations this week with unrelated people. People often can't even agree what a defect is, let alone how they should deal with them.  

I define three key points for a defect:

1) We knew what it was supposed to do
2) And it doesn't do that thing
3) And we said we were done

It's not a defect if we're still working on it and it's not a defect if it doesn't do some unrelated thing that nobody had actually asked for. 

It is a defect if we said we were done and it doesn't do what we knew it was supposed to do.

More at http://www.gargoylesoftware.com/practices/defects
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+Tom Boulet: yes, I deliberately made a strong statement in order to get people to question their assumptions.

When I hear people saying that bugs should left broken, I have to question whether that feature should have been built in the first place.

This is an indicator to me that we may have a bigger problem and it's time to question our assumptions.

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I enjoyed his statement that this might be a step on the way to Agile. If you have stepped this far, keep stepping forward!
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It's an ongoing struggle I see to allow teams to own the product. Currently I'm thinking about how to get marketing part of the development teams rather than a separate silo that pass down requirements. Given that I'm not the boss of either it could be an interesting conversation :)
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I'm functionally moved into my new office! Still have things to install, like the drafting table. And I need shelves for books and such.

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Looks Great!  We will have to come see it soon!  :)
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I am proud that my home town is doing this program. We need to help youth explore technology.
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Interior of my office finished yesterday!

I used three coats of inexpensive, clear sealer on the concrete. I couldn't make up my mind on something fancier so I just did something and moved on. I think it turned out well. We'll see if inexpensive means cheap!

Table to be the desk is in place and the. I spent some time visually thinking about where the marker board (on the right) and the wall-mounted drafting table (on the left) could go.

Next Friday I'll continue the move in. The plan is to be functional Saturday afternoon!
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Looks great!
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If you are like me, you are not at the #Agile2015 conference this year. There are many sources to get a flavor and value from the conference, all from the comfort of your office or couch!

+SolutionsIQ in conjunction with the +Scrum Alliance is recording video podcasts every day from our "unbooth" on the exhibit floor. Check http://bit.ly/ampedAgile to access the videos. multiple are posted every day.

My friend and interviewing mentor +Dave Prior is doing a similar service with the +Agile Alliance. Find his work posted several times a day at https://vimeo.com/agilealliance

Our community member +Daniel Markham seems to be the on-the-spot reporter to us on the happenings at #Agile2015. Thanks! Keep the reports coming!
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yes, I just think the paywall runs counter to their stated mission.  Or they need money more than they desire to achieve their mission...
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Getting plastered again tonight. Saw it coming in the gorgeous, billowing clouds this afternoon. Monsoon in Arizona is sometimes deserving of the name!
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Frequently in late July through early August the Denver, Colorado area would also get hit hard by the monsoon.  
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My father's drafting table is now mounted in my office. I don't know it is his own design. It is a great tool for drawing and then being out of the way. 
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Good design!
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$12 for a marker board? Yep. 
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+Edward Wisniowski look in the building supplies part of your home improvement or lumber yard. Usually where the wall panelling and pressboard is offered is a smooth, brown pressboard with a thin plastic coating. It is intended for use as wall panelling in bathrooms or shower rooms. Often known as "shower board," it should cost around $15 for an 8 foot by 4 foot sheet.

See http://www.primermagazine.com/2012/learn/make-a-giant-whiteboard-for-only-15 for more info and discussion.

It's not as good as a real marker board but is often good enough for a while. 
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"Hotels ... are the weird liminal space that only travel can create."

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Get your remote fix of the happenings at #Agile2015 from these channels. What others are available?
 
If you are like me, you are not at the #Agile2015 conference this year. There are many sources to get a flavor and value from the conference, all from the comfort of your office or couch!

+SolutionsIQ in conjunction with the +Scrum Alliance is recording video podcasts every day from our "unbooth" on the exhibit floor. Check http://bit.ly/ampedAgile to access the videos. multiple are posted every day.

My friend and interviewing mentor +Dave Prior is doing a similar service with the +Agile Alliance. Find his work posted several times a day at https://vimeo.com/agilealliance

Our community member +Daniel Markham seems to be the on-the-spot reporter to us on the happenings at #Agile2015. Thanks! Keep the reports coming!
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An Agile Coach with and embedded software engineering past. A father in love with his wife and family. A man on a mission to experience what I can learn next and how I can help others grow too.

I enjoy photography on the side, a somewhat neglected hobby of late. 
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Agile Coach with BigVisible Solutions, Software Engineer, Ignite Phoenix Team
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  • BigVisible Solutions
    Agile Coach, present
  • Dayley Agile, LLC
    Principal Agile Coach, 2010 - 2012
  • Smart Storage Systems
    Senior Customer Engineer, 2009 - 2012
  • Adtron Corporation
    Staff Software Engineer, 2000 - 2009
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Pocatello, ID - Idaho Falls, ID - Las Vegas, NV - Gilbert, AZ
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Episode #107 – Is Agile Faster?
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Jade Meskill, Roy van de Water, Derek Neighbors and special guest Alan Dayley discuss: If agile faster What it means to be better

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The food is delicious. I know that is what a restaurant is about, for most people. And if the food isn't good, the rest doesn't matter. Rest assured that the food here is good, very good. Chef David experiments with new and regular specials on the weekends, too. Always memorable! With the food quality already known, let me tell you my favorite thing about the place: The people. Chef David and the entire staff have attitudes of friendly service. If you come more than twice, they will become your friends. My wife and I go often enough that it feels like another home dining room. If you are looking for a quiet spot, this is not the place. It's not noisy by design, just by community and conversation. The buzz is fun! If you get a booth along the window and watch the seating area, you see people having fun and the servers feeding the joy. Try a desert, like the carrot or velvet cakes or even a hand-made ice cream and cookie sandwich. You will not be disappointed!
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