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Personal message from Net Objectives' new COO, Marc Danziger

July 24, 2015 — Posted by Marc Danziger

Two months ago, I was contentedly leading my life as a singleton consultant down in Los Angeles. I’d managed to get to work for some pretty cool companies – Amgen, CarsDirect.com, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (the Oscars folks), NBC, International Lease Finance Corp. (AIG), Lynda.com and Toyota.


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Let’s Learn to Do Our Jobs Better, Not a Framework/Method, Better

July 23, 2015 — Posted by Al Shalloway

The software industry seems so caught up in certifications and learning the latest framework, method or approach. The focus is on the wrong thing. It should be on learning how to learn, learning how to do our job better, learning how to collaborate better.  This has sometimes been talked about with the shu-ha-ri metaphor:


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When, Why and How To Estimate

July 23, 2015 — Posted by Al Shalloway

There are three disparate views on estimation.


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Addendum to How to Abandon Practices

May 19, 2015 — Posted by Al Shalloway

In our Day 3 of SAFeTM: Elaborating SAFeTM, the fourth webinar on Leanban, I discussed how to abandon practices.

Here were a couple of other tables of interest.  This relates to my earlier blog How to Abandon Practices.

Focus on Outcomes, Not Practices


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Abstractions Save Testing Time in TDD

April 27, 2015 — Posted by Ken Pugh

In my Prefactoring book, I have a guideline “When You’re Abstract, Be Abstract All the Way”. The guideline recommends never using a primitive (e.g. int or double) in a parameter list, except as a parameter to a constructor. Although the book was primarily focused on creating high quality code in general and not specifically on test-driven development (TDD) , it turns out this guideline can help save time in TDD by aiding in reducing redundant tests.


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