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Tim Ottinger
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For my TX friends who thought they got a lot of rain this week...  these pictures were taken after a single storm passed through back home. 
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Process Improvement Principles
This is not a manifesto. It looks a lot like a rather famous manifesto (the middle of it anyway) but it is not a manifesto. This is just a set of principles that I've successfully applied in numerous personal and professional settings, always with good effe...
This is not a manifesto. It looks a lot like a rather famous manifesto (the middle of it anyway) but it is not a manifesto. This is just a set of principles that I've successfully applied in numerous personal and professional...
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+Tim Ottinger nice, make sense
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google arranged the pictures from my phone. There was so much more on the Nikon, but this is kinda cute.
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Articles from 2002 on declared OO failed or died. And yet: ruby, python, C#, php, Java, C++, Objective-C, Javascript.

It's a funny kind of dead in that it seems to be in wide use and continually growing and people don't have to justify using it.

Mind you, we have bash, c, perl, assembly, pascal, and fortran with us still. Of them, perl and C are most definitely not niche languages, having wide use.

Sure, FP is growing too.

But really, why not declare soda pop dead because a lot of people use it and some people have stopped or never tried. I think that's the criteria these days.

Dead, my foot!
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Perhaps you should ask the people who paid U$1000 for a two-day course to become a Scrum Master.
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A couple of quick shots from my walk today.
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It's a sculpture made from a slightly reconfigured Austrialian fire patrol plane (IIRC). It looks like a folded-up plane, and is tucked in an alley not far from Penn square.
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I report comment spam.

ScrumStudy.Com is the spammer who has been attacking my blog.

I'm reporting and removing all your "comments."

I don't know anything about their offerings, but if they have to trick people into using their material, I heartily recommend never using their services.
I don't want to be a downer, but I need to give an observation (out of love) which will cause everyone to not like me for about a week.   Nobody is an expert "to begin with." It's to your benefit to let go of that idea. ...
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I wonder if the scrum community could Google-Bomb them, and repoint 'SBOK' or 'ScrumStudy' to https://www.scrum.org/Portals/0/Documents/Scrum%20Guides/2013/Scrum-Guide.pdf
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Do you know what this is? 
This is Q. Real Q. 
The good stuff. 

Well worth the drive.
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And big beef ribs, too.
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Everything sounds good through a Vox ACxx. That's a good advertisement for vox, I guess. Maybe I should get one and then look at pedals again.

How does it sound through a tech21 liverpool or the like?
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Defending Scrum Against Stupid Arguments
I'm not a big scrum promoter, but I am VERY familiar with scrum and have coached many teams and always been able to improve their success with the method to some extent. I've taught scrum, and even have written a book about scrum mastering. I don't have to ...
I'm not a big scrum promoter, but I am VERY familiar with scrum and have coached many teams and always been able to improve their success with the method to some extent. I've taught scrum, and even have written a book about s...
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Let the grumpy out! Let it run free! ;-)

One of my standard start-workshop/engagement questions is "Hands up if you understand Agile?" — lots of hands. Followed up by "Hands up if you can confidently explain the relationship/difference between Scrum & Agile" — zero to two hands.

Every. Damn. Time. Maybe a few more than two at Agile 20XX - but still a minority.

Me sad.

That said I'm not sure if I find the folks who think they're doing Scrum (or whatever) well and aren't even more annoying/damaging than those who are slagging of something they've never tried properly.

Le Sigh.
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Complicated Conversations Considered Keystone Hazards
As Anzeneers, we are constantly on the look for keystone hazards. A keystone hazard is one that, once triggered, causes a cascade of risks and/or failures.  If we look at 5 Dysfunctions of Teams , you will see that the whole work is based on the keystone ha...
As Anzeneers, we are constantly on the look for keystone hazards. A keystone hazard is one that, once triggered, causes a cascade of risks and/or failures.  If we look at 5 Dysfunctions of Teams, you will see that the whol...
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Purists, Pragmatists, Iconoclast, egotist
We would laugh if a person built unflyable aircraft because they weren't aerodynamic purists. We wouldn't call them pragmatists. We would scoff is a person put kool-aid in their gas tank because they were not "fuel purists." We could hardly call them pragma...
We would laugh if a person built unflyable aircraft because they weren't aerodynamic purists. We wouldn't call them pragmatists. We would scoff is a person put kool-aid in their gas tank because they were not "fuel purists." ...
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    Sr. Consultant, 2011 - present
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    Software Developer, Agile Consultant, 2011
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agile coach, programmer, writer, consultant, whatever happens next.
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If all you knew about me was that I'm a software developer, agile coach, blogger, writer, nerd,  churchman, church guitarist, husband, and father... well, that doesn't leave much out.


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In software since 1979. Senior Coach at Industrial Logic. Writing credits in at least three or four books, acks in dozens more. Public speaker. Teacher. Have been through all the methodology wars and became a software pietist instead. Double-alumni at Object Mentor.
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Round lake, Illinois
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Danville, Indiana - Avon, Indiana - Chicago, Illinois - topeka, kansas - Falls church, Virginia - Lawrence, kansas - Speedway, Indiana - Brownsburg, indiana - London, indiana - Lisle, illinois
I have only recently found this place, though it's not far from my house. It was a bit of a surprise when I drove up and saw it is mostly (by square footage) a wine & fine spirits store (probably the best in the area), so I wasn't sure I was in the right place. Great bread, great spreads, great meats, fresh veg... what's not to like? I've not tried delivery yet. I see that they deliver everything.
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