Teams Are Greater Than Projects

I talk about my team a lot. I feel like people are the most important piece of the puzzle - Erica Enders-Stevens

My post Sprint Planning Meeting Introductory Script sparked some conversation with an old schoolmate on facebook, Justin Antoszek.   He was describing his department.  He’s a senior software developer in an R&D department with 3 teams running 3 different projects that have several people involved in multiple teams depending on which project has the highest priority from sprint to …

Sprint Planning Meeting Introductory Script

whoosh - some sprinting guy

The purpose of a sprint planning meeting is to produce a sprint backlog.  This sprint backlog is the forecasted work that will be completed during the sprint.  The way I’ve run sprint planning meetings has evolved over the last 4 months.  It was really rough at the start, but it’s getting better and I want to share …

Lazy fitness

chair-yoga

I read a headline on reddit last week: “LPT: There is a visible difference between not working out at all and doing 15 pushups every day. Make 15 push ups your new ‘not working out’“.  It didn’t convince me to actually read the post, but it convinced me to do 15 pushups a day (this …

Interviews – what are you looking for

so what is it you do here

Since making the transition from developer to management, I’ve given a lot of interviews.  Both at my last job, Mitel, and my current one, NorthStar Utilities.  This has made me think a lot about the qualities I look for in a new hire, and how much it has to do with the role I’m trying to fill.  I tend …

Daggerfall: Aldingwall Explore

aldingwall armor shop

A little while back I read about the Daggerfall Tools for Unity project.  This made me really happy because I’ve been playing with unity for a few months now and really like how now I have access to all of Daggerfall’s assets to make some more fun games.  I’ve created a quick demo to allow you …