The goal of this article is to put emphasis on introducing Tech Debt identification and evaluation into development process on a daily basis. We notice that not every Tech Debt symptom makes a real debt worth to work on. There’s also addressed how Tech Debt is defined in quality expectations and how it’s correlated with Business Value.
Author Archives: Tomek
Attending on time. A short discussion about respect.
This discussion is about respect in attending work related meetings. The undertaken consideration and hints may not work properly for private meetings. There’re taken into account organization’s meetings including plannings, retrospectives, reviews, standups, all hands meetings, presentations. They apply to both onsite and remote venues.
Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products (2nd Edition) – Book review
This is one of the most inspiring and efficient books I’ve ever read. Agile mindset lives on every page of the book. The publication touches many PM areas and puts an agile cover on them. This might be a challenge to finish reading the book with no understanding the agile approach in IT projects. Agile thinking is revealed sometimes explicit, sometimes more subtle throughout the whole content.
Agile team cooperating with external expert
The cooperation with external people may be a challenge for agile teams. These people are often experts working as a smaller or bigger part of an agile team. As long as an expert is not a full-time and dedicated team member involved in development lifecycle, this is a challenge to organize common work in a consistent way. We consider factors making the cooperation inconvenient. There are also produced common working agreements supporting organization of mutual collaboration.
Success factors in scaling agile
Companies are getting bigger, projects do so, and a need of scaling grows. The purpose of this post is focusing on aspects of building agile scaling scheme in an organization. There are taken into account communication and integration aspects. These aspects are often not properly executed or neglected at all. They are in fact inevitable factors in achieving scaling goal.
Devoxx Poland 2016 conference in Kraków
This post is a summary of the Devoxx Poland 2016 conference . There is considered here the conference without the UnVoxxed OpenSpace. Devoxx is a Java related conference. It’s implied by the leading conference description – Explore the Java World.
Spring I/O 2016 conference in Barcelona
I’d like to shortly summarize here the Spring IO 16 Conference. I attended the conference last week together with my colleagues from work. This was my second time on the Spring IO Conference. In general I’d say this edition was quite similar to the previous one.
Agile Retrospectives – Book review
This post takes into review Agile Retrospectives Making Good Teams Great book by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen, foreword by Ken Schwaber . The book teaches how to organize and lead retrospectives from A to Z from the conceptual point of view.