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Writing User Stories

May 4, 2012


A friend recently asked me if I had any advise on how to write user stories.  While I don’t claim to be an expert on writing user stories, I knew enough to guide him.  Here’s what I came up with. Why User Stories? User stories are a terse requirements format that puts emphasis on conversations […]

Continuous Delivery Presentation at the MC Java User’s Group

June 17, 2011


This past Wednesday night, I gave a presentation to the Montgomery Country Java User’s Group on Continuous Delivery.  I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to speak to a  smart and attentive audience, and I look forward to going back and giving another presentation in the future.  I want to thank Victor Semenov, who organizes the […]

Thoughts on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

March 4, 2011


Last week, I was asked to give my opinion on Application Lifecycle Management or ALM.  Specifically, I was asked how can teams effectively manage their design, development, test and deploy processes as well as pick the right tools for the job.  Here is the answer I gave: The cornerstone of a strong ALM process is based […]

Scrum Boards: Physical or Virtual

December 7, 2010


A quick look into our team's experience trying to use a virtual web based scrum wall, the problems we encountered and how we ended up addressing them.