Kanban in daily life

What is Kanban? Read about it at Wikipedia. Basically, it’s a method of visual process management. Often, Post-it Notes are used to signify tasks and they are put on a board…

SEP TeamWorks and Visual Learning

SEP TeamWorks is a tool that lets you view, edit, and create work items for Team Foundation Server 2008, 2010, and 2012. Let me tell you why I like it…

Lighting up Continuous Feedback…

Co-worker 1: “Hey…is our Jenkins even running?” Me: “Uhh, yes? What do you mean?” CW1: “Well, I’ve pushed 3 different commits, and it hasn’t told me that the build failed.”…

SEP Announces Corporate Partnership with Indiana FIRST

Software Engineering Professionals (SEP), along with Indiana’s technical community, has long fought out-of-state companies such as Google and Microsoft in attracting and keeping excellent technology and science minds. In a…

Where have you been all my life?

Someone asked me a few weeks ago how lean/agile (little L, little A) has changed how I worked. At the time, I didn’t think that I’ve changed what I did…

Scaling Communication

This week, I was given a prompt asking “How do you communicate.” My first instinct was, “poorly.” Okay, that’s not strictly true. It’s more like, “obliquely.” I’m more comfortable with…