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Anonymous (from twitter.com)

By balki | January 17, 2017 | 0 Comment

Engineer A: “But if all of our programmers are pairing, won’t they write half as much code?” Master Yoda: “No, hopefully they’ll write even less than that”

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How We Light weighted Our Agile Development Process

By balki | November 17, 2016 | 0 Comment

This post was originally published by me in April 2016, while I worked as an Engineering Manager at New Relic. When I first joined the .NET Agent engineering team at New Relic last fall, the rock solid team was already doing great work at a good pace. At the same time, though, we knew we […]

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I wish. I like. I wonder

By balki | August 16, 2016 | 0 Comment

At my last job leading a team of technical folks, I had great flexibility to try new ways to motivate the team. Looking back, the team was way too patient with my various experiments in the name of “agile”. I am surprised now that there wasn’t a riot to overthrow me as the team manager. […]

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