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Making Apps That Don’t Suck

Posted by Mike Lee  on  May 20, 2011 13

Mike Lee considers that a software engineer makes great applications not because he follows good rules but because he has a better way of looking at the world and he learns from experience.

Why Don’t We Learn!?

Posted by Russ Miles  on  May 04, 2011 2

Russ Miles discusses how to nurture the skill of learning by understanding it, valuing it and enhancing it in order to achieve an agile transformation within the organization.

Everything I've Ever Learned, I Learned from Failure

Posted by Robert Myers  on  Apr 07, 2011 1

Robert Myers talks about the role played by failure in Agile development, sharing a number of Lean and Agile practices helping to embrace failure and showing how to interpret the feedback received.

Deliberate Discovery: Code Like You Mean It

Posted by Dan North  on  Mar 08, 2011 2

Dan North considers that ignorance is the major roadblock on the way to success, presenting strategies and techniques for reducing it, delivering software in a more deterministic and less riskier way.

Searching Without Objectives

Posted by Kenneth Stanley  on  Feb 24, 2011 3

Kenneth O. Stanley considers that innovation is stifled when we are strictly following a high goal, and we would progress more when we are inclined to discovery rather than following an objective.

Keeping Agile Agile

Posted by Dan North  on  Jan 27, 2011 2

Dan North argues that Agile best practices can help an organization only to a point, and continuing to rigidly apply them after that will stifle innovation and drive people away. Organizations need to continue to innovate, finding new ways and practices to develop software by looking at the motivations behind Agile practices and not just implementing them.

Scaling Up by Scaling Down: Successful Agile Adoption in the Large by Focusing on the Individual

Posted by Amr Elssamadisy  on  Dec 01, 2010 1

Amr Elssamadisy focuses on the individual and his responsibility to do his best to make things work in the team regarding the learning process, communication, dealing with upsets, ownership, and responsibility.

Sharpening the Tools

Posted by Dan North  on  Sep 28, 2010 2

Dan North advices programmers on how to advance from beginner to expert: practice the basics, learn from others, understand trends, share knowledge, maintain the toolbox, learn how to learn, and start all over again.

The Craftsman Learns ... or Learning the Craft

Posted by Pete Goodliffe  on  Aug 31, 2010 1

Pete Goodliffe provokes his listeners to keep learning over the course of their entire life, offering advice on how to approach learning, what is valuable and what can be ignored, how to deal with new things, having a healthy attitude towards learning, and how to feed one’s curiosity.

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