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Dave Rooney
Works at Saphala Consulting Ltd.
Lives in Ottawa, ON
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New on Practical Agility - It's Just a Feature for Feature Port http://t.co/oTfDSvV0rs #agile #planning #requirements
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-narrati...
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Are any of my southern Ontario friends driving to Agile & Beyond in Dearborn, MI & leaving on May 1st?
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New post on Practical Agility - "Experiments, Not Failures!" http://t.co/8PocQTsDpC #agile #culture #experiment #failure
In the Agile world we the often hear statements like, "Fail fast, fail often", and "Failure is how you learn". Equally often we hear about organizations whose culture disapproves of failure. We say that such organizations wil...
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New on Practical Agility - Changing the Tires http://t.co/aSH4g46KEu #agile #projectmanagement #technicaldebt
You're driving down the highway trying to reach a distant destination. You've had delays such as traffic along the way, and you know that you're going to have to "push it" in order to have any hope at all of arriving on time...
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Rocky the Automated Test Cat knows that you need to rest in order to be at your best! :) #agile   #testing  
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I'm becoming a big fan of Rocky. 
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Rocky the Automated Test Cat knows that continuous learning is essential! #agile   #testing  :)
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It's Just a Feature for Feature Port
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...
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-narrati...
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Experiments, Not Failures!
In the Agile world we the often hear statements like, "Fail fast, fail often", and "Failure is how you learn". Equally often we hear about organizations whose culture disapproves of failure. We say that such organizations will be a difficult fit for any Agi...
In the Agile world we the often hear statements like, "Fail fast, fail often", and "Failure is how you learn". Equally often we hear about organizations whose culture disapproves of failure. We say that such organizations wil...
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New on Practical Agility - Mary Had a Little Lamb - The Power of Shared Understanding http://t.co/BlpJWS5Vrf #agile
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Mary Had a Little Lamb - The Power of Shared Understanding
I spend quite a bit of my coaching time helping teams improve how they determine what needs to be built in order to satisfy a business need. I warn them right from the start that they're going to hear me repeat the same term many, many times before they get...
I spend quite a bit of my coaching time helping teams improve how they determine what needs to be built in order to satisfy a business need. I warn them right from the start that they're going to hear me repeat the same term ...
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Rocky the Automated Test Cat isn't impressed with the front-end developer. :)  #agile  #testing
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Users don't look at ID's, they read the page and look at pictures, your tests should do the same otherwise they're not representative.
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Introducing Rocky the Automated Test Cat! #agile #testing Because the internet doesn't have enough cat memes! :)
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Effective Software Delivery / Agile Coach
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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!

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Effective Software Delivery / Agile Coach
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  • Saphala Consulting Ltd.
    Effective Software Delivery / Agile Coach, 2014 - present
  • Westboro Systems
    Agile Coach, 2009 - 2012
  • Mayford Technologies
    Agile Coach / Developer, 2001 - 2012
  • Industrial Logic
    Agile Coach, 2006 - 2007
  • Shopify
    Sherpa, 2012 - 2014
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