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Dan North & Associates | faster organizations, faster software

What do you do? We help your organization go faster. What do you mean by faster? Imagine: A product manager wakes up with a great idea. He tells his ...

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  • Software, Faster: from months to minutes

    dannorth.net 23 Jan '16, 1pm

    [“Software, Faster” is the new name for “Accelerated Agile”.] Great software professionals build better software faster. Agile methods, continuous delivery and software craftsmanship helped speed up delivery from years to months or even weeks, but then what? Some teams are able to del...

  • Two hours per team

    dannorth.net 26 Dec '15, 7am

    For instance every team should have their code in a source control system, be writing tests and have CI, there is simply no excuse not to. But what if the technology stack you are working is hostile to these? One team I coach uses a legacy business flow modelling tool, which you “prog...

  • On craftsmanship

    dannorth.net 01 Aug '15, 7am

    Two very interesting articles. However I would like more clarification on how you want to separate skilled programmers, from those that still require training, and from excellent/master programmers and skilled. I agree with most things written, but that is probably because, in my view...

  • BDD by example

    dannorth.net 03 Apr '15, 5pm

    Scrum has it even worse. Certification is the epitome of boundary marking, and selling certification is a great way to gain both money and status. The official line is that Scrum is based on principles from Lean Operations, in particular the principle of inspect-and-adapt . In reality...

  • The Busy Kitchen – a parable of work in process |

    dannorth.net 13 Mar '14, 9pm

    Some software teams get stuck because their business users don’t realise they need to make time to take delivery of features they’ve requested. Over time their UAT backlog increases to the point where the team’s throughput virtually stalls. Once upon a time there was a restaurant. It ...

  • Programming is not a craft

    dannorth.net 23 Apr '14, 4pm

    I wholeheartly agree that Craftsmanship shouldn’t lead to a bunch of prima-donnas but truth be told I don’t think that it will. Prima-donnas will always be prima-donnas at the end of the day. My own experiences are that of working for one of the UK’s most recognisable dot coms. A smal...

  • Capturing the narrative

    dannorth.net 18 Jul '14, 2pm

    People come up with ideas for the product all the time. Users, operators, administrators, developers, testers, anyone. You want a mechanism for capturing that that’s different from the backlog, otherwise people dump all their half-baked ideas into the backlog, which makes lead time me...

  • Whose domain is it anyway?

    dannorth.net 15 Apr '14, 7am

    But back to our login story. Every domain we include in a scenario potentially pulls in an additional stakeholder, whose requirements or priorities might change at any time. So to avoid a scenario becoming brittle we want to involve the minimum number of stakeholders we can get away w...

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