On how being self aware is a bitch, why wanting to be right all the time is bad, and what that has to do with anything The cruel irony about trying to become more self aware is that it makes you more aware of the dick moves that you’ve been making in your life untilContinue reading “You can either be right, or you can be happy”
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Lessons from trying to be Agile in a Waterfall industry
Nine months ago my journey led me back into R&D in the life sciences industry, working with (amongst other things) software in a medical setting. The healthcare industry is clearly heavily regulated. Moving from releasing web products several times a week to software that’s released a few times a year (if you’re lucky) has beenContinue reading “Lessons from trying to be Agile in a Waterfall industry”
A call to action for software companies – talk to each other!
“At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behaviour accordingly” Agile Principles So states the agile principle, but considering we’re all supposed to be finding new ways of improving, it sure is darn hard to talk to other teams about it. Firstly, let me say networkingContinue reading “A call to action for software companies – talk to each other!”
Should developers get involved in engaging with customers?
And what we can all learn from Mort the mouse lemur Read time ~ 4 minutes. TLDR; yes, they should. After my last blog, the area that got the most attention was around whether to put our creators (be it developers, engineers or designers) in front of customers. This prospect might seem frightening to bothContinue reading “Should developers get involved in engaging with customers?”
Zero Day Blog – Five Themes in Humanising Software Development
“At the risk of generalising, we are an industry of proud and noble nerds.” So this is my first blog. I want to keep them quite informal and light-hearted, so try not to take what is essentially my opinion too seriously. If you’ve read the home page or my bio, you’ll see that I’mContinue reading “Zero Day Blog – Five Themes in Humanising Software Development”