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Learning English

Since much of my focus is on getting people to talk and communicate effectively, I thought I would share a couple of sites that might be of use to people wanting to learn the language we tend to communicate in … Continue reading

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BDD Tutorial Slides are up

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. I have released my BDD Tutorial slides on SlideShare. There are notes underneath each slide which are a cut-down version of the kind of things I talk about. I’ve even left … Continue reading

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Running your own Retrospective

I’m running a training course for TDD and OO design at one of our clients. Normally when I teach this, it’s to Thoughtworkers or client staff working with Thoughtworkers. This time, I’m teaching fairly experienced clients who have some idea … Continue reading

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Agile Mumbai slides are up

Naresh Jain has very kindly put up the slides from my BDD presentation at Agile Mumbai. I deviated quite heavily from previous presentations I’ve done and talked about the history of BDD, how it evolved and the people and events … Continue reading

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Your horoscope for April

How people You’ve spent years making yourself invaluable to your friends, family and colleagues. Your confidence is at an all-time high – how many people in the world can do what you do? Watch out, though; pride cometh before a … Continue reading

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Perverse Incentives

I proposed an Open Space session at Agile Mumbai to discuss Perverse Incentives and gaming the system in Agile projects. A perverse incentive is one which produces an effect that works against the interests of the people who proposed the … Continue reading

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Ignorance is bliss

I used to get angry with ignorant people, until I realised that it only made them hide their ignorance. Then I realised that I was ignorant too. Now I love ignorant people best of all. I deliberately seek them out; … Continue reading

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