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The Eighth Day

Scholars immersed in books Rise blearily, wiping their eyes, And gather in knots of threes and fours In the angles of the square. They avoid each other’s anxious looks; The crowds who gathered to hear the wise Are turned away … Continue reading

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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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