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When Practice does NOT make Perfect

When Practice does NOT make Perfect

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Practice makes perfect” sometime in your life. I hear it in motivational speeches, pep talks, or when I am trying to establish a new habit. Past experience led me to believe that this┬ástatement, while having...
Tips for giving your first demo

Tips for giving your first demo

I recently gave my first demo of an application a few months ago. The application consisted of a form that would store information in a database, then another application would access that data and give users the opportunity to work with it. Before going live our team...
Using SCRUM stand-ups to make companies more personal

Using SCRUM stand-ups to make companies more personal

When I first started working for my company, we had recently doubled in size over the previous year. The partners recognized that being larger made it more difficult for individuals to know what was happening across different parts of the company. Our company found a...
Review of Platinum Edge’s Certified Scrum Master course

Review of Platinum Edge’s Certified Scrum Master course

A few months ago, I was privileged with the opportunity of taking the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course with Mark Layton. Our company requires that all developers take this course and practice Agile development within our teams. I must confess since this is the only...
When I was called out for NOT asking enough questions

When I was called out for NOT asking enough questions

I had completed one year at my new job, which meant I had to discuss my performance with my project manager. Coming in as an entry-level developer, I felt great about my performance. After all, I started from scratch and came into this meeting with a small but...