Category Archives: behavioural change

we need to talk about technical debt

Technical debt is quite a big topic and not equally understood, especially in planning and business discussions , this blog post is an attempt to tease out some strands of truth of technical debt. Having had the privilege of working with … Continue reading

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why superman has no love life

or corporate team dynamics and how heroes can hinder overall team progress “None of us, are as good as all of us” is a quote I frequently hear resounding in my head, Most memorably its times of high pressure where … Continue reading

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one born every minute

Can we learn anything from giving birth early, about early project delivery? On the 19th July 2012 we welcomed William Maximus Elbourn into the world, and since then I have had limited time to blog. However I was inspired by … Continue reading

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Cowboy Coders

I often hear this reference banded around, but no-one has really been able to clearly define what a “Cowboy Coder” actually is. We have all seen behaviours in our IT experience of “cow-boyish behaviour” or even know a few “cowboy … Continue reading

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killing zombies using the double tap technique

Or How to kill zombies in a corporate environment Many of us work in a corporate environment. Getting stuff done in a corporate environment has its challenges at the best of times, but when the company has decided to put … Continue reading

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Developing margins

After a lengthly break from blogging, mainly due to the nature and intensity of my work changing, it occured to me….  that I didn’t have enough time, in fact, nobody had enough time… something that needed to change… Divine revelation? I … Continue reading

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Pair Programming, “Recognition vs Recall” and Keyboard Shortcuts

I cannot find anything about this in suitable detail on the web so I am writing my own: what we “learned” in school IT students (including myself way back when) have been sold the story that recognition is much better … Continue reading

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