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The BlogNotions Developers Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the software development industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest technological advances and platforms, discussions of various problems and solutions, best practices to managing projects, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Comment on [Talk] Agile Transformations Explained – Mike Cottmeyer Live @ Agile DC by Colin Sweetman

October 16, 2017WRITTEN BY Mike Cottmeyer Leading a large-scale agile transformation isn’t about adopting a new set of attitudes, processes, and behaviors at the team level… it’s about helping your company deliver faster to market, and developing the ability to respond to a rapidly-changing competitive landscape. First and foremost, it’s about achieving business agility. Business […]

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Comment on Toward a principles-based process by Lucas Smith

Agilists often tell us we should craft our own process based on first principles, rather than adopting a published framework as a fixed set of rules. When they say this, we settle back into our plush leather Chesterfields, crease our brows with a well-practiced furrow, swirl our Cognac, stroke our handlebar mustaches, and intone as Britishly […]

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Better User Stories: 24 Hours Until Doors Close

Just a quick post this week to let you know that we will be closing registration to Better User Stories tomorrow at 9 P.M. Pacific, midnight Eastern. We still have spaces for the Expert and Professional Levels, but Work With Mike is now completely sold out. Click here to register before the deadline Just a […]

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Doors Now Open to Better User Stories Video Course: Four Current Students Share Their Experience with Video Training

This blog post refers to a four-part series of videos on overcoming challenges with user stories. Topics covered are conducting story-writing workshops with story maps, splitting stories, and achieving the right level of detail in user stories. To be notified when you the videos are again available, sign up below: Today, the advanced Better User […]

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New Book Almost Ready

09/14/2017 After some delays, I’m happy to announce my new book is in the final stages of physical proofs and uploads. Should be available for sale within the next week or two. In the meantime, you can read a sample and sign up for the mailing list (low volume, no spam) over at conglommora.com. Enjoy! […]

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Domain Models – Late Evaluation buys you better Composition

In the last post we talked about early abstractions that allow you to design generic interfaces which can be polymorphic in the type parameter. Unless you abuse the type system of a permissive language like Scala, if you adhere to the principles of parametricity, this approach helps you implement abstractions that are reusable under various […]

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Domain models, Algebraic laws and Unit tests

In a domain model, when you have a domain element that forms an algebraic abstraction honoring certain laws, you can get rid of many of your explicitly written unit tests just by checking the laws. Of course you have to squint hard and discover the lawful abstraction that hides behind your concrete domain element. Consider […]

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Agile and Dev Ops Links

Over time I have found a number of useful articles and videos on Agile Practices that I have included in this blog post.  I have also included some articles I have written that are posted on the Scrum Alliance site.  I hope you find them useful. From the Web Product Ownership in a Nutshell – […]

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