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These are some tweets I made while reading “User Story Mapping” by Jeff Patton.

It’s a great read that I highly recommend!

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How inspirational!

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I like this because it can be applied regardless of the type of product you’re delivering or product life-cycle stage you are in.

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If you have the book, I’m referring to the picture on page 71

 

 

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A.k.a. an organisational profile

 

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Grooming ideas

 

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Grooming to envision a product that is valuable, usable and possible to build.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grooming to plan your development strategy. Intention is building what you need to learn the most, first.

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Grooming to plan your next development cycle (sprint).

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I’ve always struggled a little with the concept of sustainable pace. Most examples are around team burn-out and not having a ‘death march’. I can buy into that kind of work-life balance idea(l) – although humans generally like a little bit of pressure to get things going – but always felt there must be more to it than that. Then I stumbled across this quote in an article:

‘Sustainable pace’ means that speed takes second place to good QA practices that keep technical debt low.

I like that. How do you feel about this statement?

2015 Desktop Motto

Posted: January 28, 2015 in Quotes
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“Refactoring is like tidying up at home. If every time I come back from a shopping or from a business trip, I sling down my things and don’t put them away, pretty soon my house is a mess. I can’t find anything, I may end up buying new items because I can’t find the ones I know I already have. It becomes more difficult to move around the house – there are piles of stuff everywhere! I may even break something because it’s obscured by other stuff on top of it. 

Refactoring is the necessary act of putting code in the right place, where other developers can find it quickly and easily. It’s keeping code organised and decluttered. Developers need to do refactoring, or they can end up with the same code in several places, which takes more effort to maintain. Refactoring is not the aesthetic organisation of the code, such as applying feng shui to your home – it’s basic housekeeping.”

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Agile Coaching – Rachel Davies & Liz Sedley

Quote: Marshall Rosenberg

Posted: March 11, 2014 in Quotes

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