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In this blog I will share the lessons I have learned in real time as a junior developer. Because I work in an Agile world, I will also share my experiences with Agile development

How I visualize Kanban and Scrum

Last time I shared my journey to realizing the importance of breaking down complex concepts. By utilizing Spongebob I harnessed the power of a familiar illustration with the setup of an application. And so far it has worked. I challenged myself to approach Scrum and...

The power of illustration

I have spent quite a bit of time thinking about how to explain new concepts using familiar objects. The initial inspiration for such an undertaking originated when a couple of my coworkers wants a business-level understanding of an application I had worked on for a...

When a company asked for my input

I'll freely admit, it feels great when someone asks for my input? Maybe it has to do with the fact that I cannot recall many instances where my opinion mattered, or that I am a pretty misunderstood guy. Who knows? So I was tickled pink when Pluralsight asked me to...

Not the brightest in the box

If I determined a motto for my academic life, it would be: Not the brightest crayon in the box Sure, I am grateful to be a crayon in a box, but to say that I am the crayon shining at the top ends as wishful thinking. I was late to the computer science wave, having...

Book Review: Leading Agile Teams

Ever since my first exposure to agile development my sophomore year of college, I have been an agile enthusiast - whatever that means. I do not live and breath agile or exhibit a fanboy-like enthusiasm, but the more I read about it the more it makes sense to me. After...

Scrum in Construction – Part II

Note: This is the second article in a 2 part series. To read the first article, click here. To officially wrap up this project I held a “release retro” with the individuals involved. It was no different than a regular sprint retro, it merely covered a longer period of...