My Agile 2010 Sessions

I’ve submitted 2 proposals for sessions at the Agile 2010 conference. They can be previewed here: http://agile2010.agilealliance.org/node/6079 http://agile2010.agilealliance.org/node/6250 You have to create an account to view them. But, once you…

Managing Distractions

I’ve recently started to practice the pomodoro technique.  Holy F!  This super simple practice has uncovered how much time I completely waste in a workday (not to mention my non-work…

SEP Named a 2010 Best Place to Work

Monday, February 22, 2010 (INDIANAPOLIS) — A total of 70 Hoosier companies from throughout the state are being honored this year as a “Best Place to Work in Indiana” for…

My LSSC 2010 Presentation

In addition to chairing a track, I will also be speaking at the LSSC conference to be held April 21-23, 2010 in Atlanta GA.  My presentation on using Lean and…

Yet Another Pomodoro App

No, it isn’t called YAPA. Basically, I wanted a gentle introduction to the Pomodoro Technique, so I thought, what better way to introduce myself to it, than to build a…

Lean Software and Systems Conference 2010

The Lean Software and Systems Conference 2010 is the place to learn about "the next wave of process innovation": Lean, Pull Systems, and Kanban. If you are interested in applying…

Deconstructing “always” and “never”

How many times has a statement (requirement) like one of the following been given to you? (only to find out months later that there is an important exception that was…

To document…or not to document…

As an engineer, I tend to error on the side of “this should be documented”. However, I think that with the recent push of being agile and lean, the word…

Choose Your Own Adventure, SEP style…

Do you remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books? It was great because depending on what you wanted, you could change the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Sometimes…