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Stewardship: An Engineering Virtue

I have been thinking a lot lately about how I might go about working with teams to ensure they understand the main message behind agile engineering practices. In many ways, the knee jerk reaction of many managers, including me, is to edict the use of common practices and skills. In my past, I have heard […]

Do Developers Need to Work on Their Bedside Manner?

I was recently asked a question regarding our developers and whether they should be representing the IT groups on conference calls with senior leaders. This is a very interesting question. Common stereotypes suggest that a developer has problems relating to people, often using lingo much too technical for their audience, blowing by business issues and […]