Zany Adventures in Software Engineering with Maven and Motley
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Motley says: "Affinity exercises? How do I work that sideways "8" into brainstorming?"
Summary Motley: Affinity exercises? How do I work that sideways "8" into design brainstorming? Maven: Use affinity exercises for generating lots of ideas and prioritizing them. Define the topic, generate ideas, categorize, discuss, prioritize using dot voting, add up the votes, and create...
11 Mar 2008
Motley says: "Reflection is for mirrors" (Scrum Part IV)
Summary Motley: Reflection is for mirrors. We just finished a sprint. Why open up old wounds? Maven: At the end of a sprint, do a demo for stakeholders, customers, and the team. Do a retrospective to reflect on what went well and what requires improvement. Continually improve the team from...
12 Feb 2008
Motley says: "Human Performance Technology? I guess I better brush up on my robotics." (HPT Part 3)
Summary Motley: Training is the best solution to most problems. If a developer doesn't know how to do something, teach that person. Problem solved. Maven: Training is only one solution, and may not be the best one. Consider Human Performance Technology and address the problem with a results...
18 Dec 2007
Motley says: "Human Performance Technology? Do I need a profiler for that?" (HPT Part 2)
Summary Motley: Human performance technology is about behavioral psychology? I have no background in that, so I can't use it! Maven: Leverage a very simple model that encourages root cause analysis and problem solving along 6 primary dimensions - expectations and feedback, tools and processes...
4 Dec 2007
Motley says: "Consulting? I guess your answer from here on out is 'It depends'" (HPT Part 1)
Summary Motley: How could a consulting methodology help me? There's no way - I work in a product company. Maven: Human Performance Technology (HPT) is an effective consulting methodology that uses a simple process to identify the root cause of human performance issues and build creative solutions...
27 Nov 2007
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