Category Archives: Quotes

On Agile Tools

“When we create Agile teams, we create teams of real, live people. That means our control and communication systems must be built around the qualities and capabilities of people, not robots. We are doing much more in a team room than simply transferring abstract pieces of metadata around about a project.” Daniel B. Markham’s “Tyranny […]

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Institutional memory and deciphering documentation

Some of the methods and notation are familiar, but others are long obsolete. Even where nothing has officially changed, cultural assumptions about what should be documented explicitly or can be assumed have changed, making interpretation difficult. And it would really be nice to have a big-picture overview book. At the end of the project someone […]

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Burn Out

What I learned is that burning out isn’t just about work load, it’s about work load being greater than the motivation to do work. Keith Yost, from part 3 of (1 2 3 4) on being a consultant in Dubai

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A good programmer with great habits

I’m not a great programmer; I’m just a good programmer with great habits Kent Beck, as quoted in Refactoring

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Three Critical Steps

Q: How have you tried to achieve excellence in the work you do? A: Three critical steps: 1. Show up. 2. Do it. 3. Repeat. But next time, do it better. Andy Hunt on noop.nl’s six simple questions

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