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07/24/13

Breaking Open Gridlocked Rails Applications

It’s not sexy work, but there are hundreds of companies out there with old gridlocked Rails apps. Developed by people who have moved on, or by intact teams who haven’t put a priority on paying down technical debt. These are companies doing good business but struggling to innovate. You’ll often...

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07/22/13

Why We Wrote a Blog

We just shipped a new version of our blog. It’s a Rails app. It’s not some fancy-pants, johnny-come-lately static site generator. Why on Earth would we do such a thing? Well, it turns out there are several reasons. It’s Rails We write Rails apps everyday. We write them for our...

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07/18/13

Gaslight Podcast: Kanban Smackdown Part 2

Your browser does not support the audio element. We continue our talk about Kanban and dive into discussion of work in progress and creating a self organizing team. Subscribe with RSS Subscribe with iTunes

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06/24/13

How Big is a Story?

In conversations about Kanban, @dougalcorn mentioned Jeff Patton’s excellent article Kanban Over Simplified. What was specifically interesting about this article to me was The mystery of the shrinking story. You might be surprised that the term “story”, as described by Kent Beck in the first edition of Extreme Programming Explained,...

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06/20/13

Visiting a client in Indiana

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06/10/13

Why Not Pivotal Tracker?

We’ve been using Pivotal Tracker for a very long time. At least once we’ve made a serious attempt to switch to something else. The time has come for another attempt. Our goal is to provide a more complete, transparent, and malleable insight into our process with better metrics. That’s a...

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