Simplicity – the art of maximising the work not done – is essential. There is a lot of great quotes about simple and simplicity but I am going to focus on this agile principles statement. Why this one? Because that is probably the quote people think of and consider least often in their search for […]

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For the rebelion!

What does it mean to have good governance within an organisation? I was told today that I am just creating chaos and should stop this madness of bringing in new ideas and technologies to the organisation … I seem to recall that innovation and making things better were the main points in the speech from […]

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Not good enough

I am currently having an unfortunate opportunity to watch yet another Phoenix project explode. Every person I spoke to on that project feels bad about what they are setting out to do and how they are going about it. Yet, the work starts on Monday as they are already behind schedule. How is that even […]

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Asking for help

A lot of conflicting thoughts on this subject in my head at the moment. Let’s see if trying to put it in writing helps 🙂 There’s a big difference between asking and demanding, right? If that’s correct why so many people are not seeing that difference? I was reminded recently that a role of a […]

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Don’t take shortcuts

Everyone likes quick-wins and getting there quickly. The problem with the shortcut I took recently is that it ended up not being one at all. I used a code generator to prove a point. Tempted by the initial success and quick return I then ploughed on and tried to turn this dummy application into something worth keeping forgetting […]

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