Agile Prioritization

Joel Spolsky and Dmitri Zimine mixed it up last November over whether or not to interrupt a team in the middle of an iteration.  I’m pretty late to this thread.  But, I think I have something to add.  So, here goes… Dmitri started the thread by arguing on behalf of never interrupting an iteration once…

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VSTS Guidance

A few years ago, patterns & practices published a book entitled Team Development with Visual Studio .NET and Visual SourceSafe.  The book offered solid advice for teams developing software atop .NET using Visual Studio and Visual SourceSafe.  It covered things like structuring solutions and projects, setting up a build process, working with source control, and…

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Crucial Conversations

Need to fire someone?  That’s probably going to be a crucial conversation.  Need to talk to your spouse about the fact that they are having an affair?  That’s almost certain to become to be a crucial conversation.  Need to gently, but firmly ask your pair-programming coworker to do something about their chronic halitosis?  Even that could turn into a crucial…

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