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Building Autonomous Teams

I know that autonomous teams sound scary for a lot of organizations and leaders: How do we align those teams? How do we know they’re making progress? How do we compare them with other teams? I’ve been working for organizations that were afraid of implementing autonomous teams because they were fearing a lack of control. […]

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Code Reviews, just better

“Code Reviews Are More Important Than TDD” Dr. Venkat Subramaniam Don’t get me wrong: Test Driven Development is great and it helps with a lot of things: Good quality, maintainable functionality, repeatable tests and much more. We did a survey at conferences that showed us that around 70% of all developer teams are practicing some kind of […]

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Starting a Collaboration Revolution

Products these days are complex. If you think about how many people are involved to gather requirements, to discuss priorities, to write the software, maybe create hardware, to test each feature, to come up with a great design and to operate or distribute the products… not talking about marketing, finance  & controlling here… Building great […]

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Five Word Tech Horrors

The last 48 hours people were tweeting their tech horror stories in five words. This really made my day… but the scariest thing is: I’ve heard most of this quotes in real life! These are my Top 20 tweets: 1 My nephew creates web sites #fivewordtechhorrors — Jason Bock (@jasonbock) December 11, 2013 2 “Who […]

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Innovation Moments

Ideas drive our businesses. We all know that it’s important for our products to fill them with innovation so the users love to use them and we differentiate us from our competitors. But we as knowledge workers also have some small ideas. How often did it happen to me, that I was thinking hard about […]

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See you this autumn

So it’s September and the conference season starts again. I actually wanted to do a little bit less travelling this autumn, but looking at my schedule for the next months I can forget that. So if you want to meet me here are the places I will be: 10th – 12th September: Oslo at JavaZone […]

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Writing killer submissions for conferences

I was recently asked to join the program committee for a medium size conference in Switzerland named Jazoon. I had to review around 30 submissions and found out, that this is a really tough job. I learned so much about helping the program committee to decide if your talk should be accepted for the conference […]

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Being an Evangelist

I just got reminded, that I work now for almost 2 years for Atlassian as an Ambassador. First I was very concerned working for the dark side (the Marketing departement) from a developers view. But it turned out that it’s pretty cool to be a bridge between the 2 worlds. Even though I would love […]

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10 Development Culture Smells You Should Change

Sometimes you don’t know where your team sucks. Here are some smells that can destroy your team culture: 1. Non Coding Architects If you have these type of job position in your organization you should really think about getting rid of it. The team should define the architecture together. If it comes to cross team […]

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Blame Driven Development – finally a methodology that works

The development can be driven by a lot of things: TDD (Test Driven Development), MDD (Model Driven Development), FDD (Feature Driven Development), BDD (Behavior Driven Development) and much more. Do we really need a new kind of development? Yes! All other forms are describing the workflow during the development. With Blame Driven Development just the result […]

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