Boring tasks in Software Engineering? Think again…

We always associate the world of software engineering business with creating magic — by bridging the business needs with technology, by continuously staying at forefront of innovation and by nourishing a culture that put impetus on continuous learning to deliver cutting edge solutions.  These aspects create an aura around this industry and make it an … Read more Boring tasks in Software Engineering? Think again…

What happens when Managers in Software Industry start behaving like Gas Station Supervisors.

Today morning, I had to rush in for an early morning meeting. As my car was running low on gas, I landed up at a gas station early in the morning. It was just the time, when all the gas station attendants had started reporting to work.  Among these, one of the senior guys was the … Read more What happens when Managers in Software Industry start behaving like Gas Station Supervisors.

Continuous Integration Simplified

  ” continuous integration (CI) implements continuous processes of applying quality control — small pieces of effort, applied often”.   – Wikipedia   Is continuous integration  another one of the buzzwords that goes round in the Software industry or does it merit serious consideration.  This post is my attempt to answer the question based on my experiences.   Short Answer … Read more Continuous Integration Simplified

Scrum: End of Release Review

From a collection of writings I wrote in 2007 when I first explored this methodology. To sum it up in one short sentence – “Scrum was abandoned“. Many might spin it the way they like, but the hard fact remains. This was really unfortunate given that the process during the initial days were adopted quite … Read more Scrum: End of Release Review

Scrum: Comments at end of two sprints

From a collection of writings I wrote in 2007 when I first explored this methodology. We are almost two iterations old with this process now and many issues have started surfacing up. Listed below are some of the very common comments I have been hearing over last few weeks. I am planning to collect all … Read more Scrum: Comments at end of two sprints

Scrum: Are scrum masters important?

From a collection of writings I wrote in 2007 when I first explored this methodology. Sometime back one of our Scrum Masters made a comment “What can I do? I have nothing to say. For all practical purpose I am a dummy and it is the team which is responsible”. I thought that was a … Read more Scrum: Are scrum masters important?

Scrum: Retrospective

From a collection of writings I wrote in 2007 when I first explored this methodology. Retrospective is a process where in the team reflects upon the just finished iteration and enumerates what went well, what did not go well, what they should continue to be doing, what they should immediately stop doing, and what new … Read more Scrum: Retrospective