Category Archive: Teamwork

Nov 18 2016

Mob Programming – My First Impression

Mob programming is an emerging agile development approach for creating software. The whole development team gets in a room and works together on the same problem, at the same time, on a single computer. I spent a full week doing mob programming with my current team and I’d like to share my impressions and experience. 1. …

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Jul 31 2016

Leadership: ideals, compassion, openness, blindness

Avoid setting high expectations publicly. They only serve to put pressure on players and it lead to a weaker performance. Avoid routine. If you work in an environment open to change you can explore new ideas and get new perspectives. Ignorance can be positive. You can see ignorance as a way avoid getting stuck in what we think we …

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Jul 30 2016

Learnings: branching, stand-up, DB Automation, OKRs

This week we had a branching strategy meeting. The organizer and I expected quite a bit of fighting but with great surprise the meeting was smooth and we reached an agreement very quickly. As a team, we all prefer short lived branches and use feature branches and feature toggles only if strictly needed. If we …

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Jun 11 2016

Skills Mapping

Last Thursday on my new team, Tom organized an interesting exercise to map our team skills. I never did it before. I was a bit intimidated at first but turned out to be an interesting and a useful exercise. We started to collaboratively generate a lot of skills that we have and/or we need to …

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