used to be an XP coach. I think he's sold me on SAFe having value. He should probably change the website to show the principles before that giant chart. Maybe I'll tell him tomorrow.
David Marquet surprised me on how much a submarine captain could teach on empowering a workforce.
got me thinking about how introducing new ideas requires people to wire up neurons in new ways. It has to work with (not clash) the old wiring. Or else people just go back to old ways.
And reminded me I should probably formalise my collection of insightful quotes. He listed some of the classics but I like more modern ones too like Hofstadter's law
I'm not sure how Excel ended up the most popular software tool (although to be fair I used it myself last week to generate a burndown graph).
It's a bit sad that 'Velocity' is used as a measure of success so widely.
TDD and Pair Programming is still not getting widespread adoption (my personal campaign)
"OK. What are your current coding standards?"
"Coding standard? We expect high quality, of course."
"But no coding standard?"
"What do you mean by coding standard?"
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