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How to Ruin a Software Development Organization by Focusing on Throughput

September 10, 2016 — Posted by Guy Beaver

“We’re good at saying yes.”  --Feedback from an overloaded organization challenged with prioritization. 

In today’s overloaded world, you aren’t effectively saying “yes” to anything unless you say “no” to something else.

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Start Stronger, Get Better, and Do More: A Conversation with James Sutton and Marc Danziger

September 8, 2016 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Start Stronger, Get Better, and Do More. With Jim Sutton and Marc Danziger.

Talking about transformation, systems thinking, the borders that Agile erects that can inhibit scaling, coaching, and why Lean thinking requires you to start with understanding the existing culture.

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The Net Objectives Guardrails System: A Conversation with Al Shalloway

September 1, 2016 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast The Net Objectives Guardrails System: A Conversation with Al Shalloway.

Al and Jim talk about the Guardrails, a holistic system of six agreements that work together to keep all roles across the value stream aligned and on track in the transition to Lean-Agile.

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New Blog Posting at www.sustainabletdd.com

August 30, 2016 — Posted by Scott Bain

A new blog us up at www.sustainabletdd.com, focusing on TDD and framework components.

http://www.sustainabletdd.com/2016/08/tdd-and-design-frameworks.html

Comments are welcome.

-Scott Bain-

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The Small Diet Coke: Coupling and Requirements

August 26, 2016 — Posted by Scott Bain

When considering the quality of a design one of the things we focus on is the coupling between entities.  Coupling is both necessary (you create a system’s behavior by coupling entities to each other for collaboration) and often problematic (excessive or illogical coupling produces unpredictable side effects when changes are made).

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