Archive | November, 2010

Our first code-retreat experience

At a code retreat, we spend a whole day practicing our coding skills. The main focus of such a day is code perfection, not finding an actual solution to given problems. We encourage learning from each other in different pairing sessions and even different languages. Jup, it’s a whole day of coding craftsmanship. When we […]

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What’s this code-retreat thing?

Do you play a musical instrument or know someone who does? If you do, you know how much time and effort musicians put into practicing. They spend hour after hour playing their instrument. They do this because they want to improve their technical skills or get more insights in what other people can teach them. […]

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Don’t put Scrum coconuts on your ears

In the years during and immediately after World War II, the Melanesian Islanders witnessed quite a spectacle. This small population of ‘unsophisticated’ peoples observed the, at that time,  largest war ever fought between two technologically advanced countries: the United States and Japan. These natives had never seen modern civilization before. They were amazed by the […]

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Changing Management Thinking by John Seddon

This month’s and immediately also our first guest blogger is none other than John Seddon. John Seddon is an occupational psychologist and management thinker credited with translating the Toyota Production System (TPS) for service organisations. John maintains the TPS is not a set of tools, but a different way of thinking about the design and […]

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