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If you have ever built software using a true Test-Driven Development (TDD) approach, do you remember the first problem you had to overcome? Was it perhaps: Where do I start? What’s the first test? That’s a very common issue - simply not knowing where to sta...
Predictability in software system delivery is as close to a Holy Grail as it comes in the IT industry. I’ve heard many people stress being able to have a predictable delivery cadence as something valuable to them. As recently as today I saw a reference to “...
If you’ve done any amount of programming that wasn’t test-driven, the entire notion of writing a test before writing any code may sound odd. I can tell you from my own experience in late 2000 and early 2001 that it certainly seemed like a strange way to bui...
Ah, the 80's! A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away known as my teenage years, I used to watch the popular CBS show Magnum, PI . The show's protagonist, Thomas Magnum (portrayed by Tom Selleck), had a running self-narration throughout the show which he...
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I'm a veteran Agile Coach and software developer who has been at this software thing since the 80's when I discovered that I loved solving real-world problems with code. I have a deep interest in the human factors involved in the effective delivery of software that delights its customers, as well as promoting practices that make the work environment not just more humane, but fun as well. And, 30+ years after I solved my first real-world problem on an Apple ][, I still enjoy writing code when I can!