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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

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

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

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

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...