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New Team

Recently I have spent some time thinking about teams. How it happens that few people become a team? What factors are at play? This is pretty important to me right now because few weeks ago I moved to a new team. And I want this team become fantastic. So there is plenty to think about and plenty to do.

 

Ending Life of Kanban Cards (Vlad The Impaler Fatality)

The question is what to do with the kanban cards after they were taken from your kanban board?

 

Retro Game - New Year Predictions

The beginning of a year seems like a good time for some predictions. Today I planned a very short and simple game for my team to check our future telling abilities.

 

Code Reviews Mindmap

Code reviews. Very helpful if done right, completely useless if done recklessly.

 

Why Nightly Build Is A Must-Have

That is pretty cool that your CI polls SCM every minute to build and tests your code instantly. However, you still need a nightly build. Read why.

 

Taking Over a Project

So I'm taking over a new project as a technical team lead. This team has been working for some time (for a long time). Now my task is to lead its further development. I'm excited and worried at the same time.

I spent some time wondering about what should I know about this new project and about the team. Here is the list of topics that I think I should gather some information about. Maybe someone else will find them useful. I also hope for someone giving me hints about things that I forgot.

 

I tell you, it can't be done!

The progress of computers and software has taught us, that there are not many things that can not be done. Linux, Google, Facebook, cloud computing, open source etc. has shocked us with solutions we hadn't even dreamed about. Still, I often hear (and use myself) this phrase: "it can't be done". This post is about trying to understand what is really hidden behind these words.

 

Code Coverage And Alexandre Dumas

Few notes on how setting a high code coverage can do more harm than good.

 

Javarsovia 2010 - been there, done that

Shortly speaking Javarsovia 2010 was great! I enjoyed it very much.

I want to thank very much to all people involved in the organization of this event. Great job! Everything worked fine and I was really impressed by the number of people that came to Javarsovia 2010.

 

What is "Done"?

When can you say that a task is done? This is an old topic but still important and still being discussed over and over by almost any team. Lately my team decided to come with a definition of done. This post presents our view on "what is 'done'?".

 
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