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Internal Change

We all are faced with challenges from others. Everyone has expectations of what we should be. Often it is to satisfy their own needs. People want us to run faster, work harder, contribute more. Most of it focused on short term objectives, on what they can get out of today if only they could get…

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The Right Stuff

I always talk about eating better to help take better care of yourself. I love reading blogs and books on these subjects. One big reason is that I’m always asking myself if I’m eating the right stuff. The latest book I’ve been reading is from biohacker Dave Asprey who has got me into putting grass-fed butter, tea…

Take a hike

No really, take a hike. It’s great exercise, you’re out in the fresh air and spending some time with nature. What you might not associate with hiking is software development but that’s one way I explain Test Driven Development (TDD) to people. Imagine a sole developer running full speed through the forest. You would say “Look…

Change the frequency

More correctly, what is the optimal frequency? When you first start bringing a team into Scrum, the sprint length is critical. A shorter interval gives you faster learning while a longer interval is less stressful on the team.  When you start an exercise program. It’s all about how many visits to the gym or how…

A Small Change

Need a change? You probably do even if you don’t realize it. I’m not talking about a drastic change in your life. That can be be stressful. I’m talking about small changes to keep yourself inspired, focused and excited in whatever you are doing. Refactoring in software is all about making small changes that don’t…