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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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  • Talks

    dannorth.net 18 Oct '16, 9pm

    In which we learn the uncomfortable truth that code is all liability rather than asset and use this premise to define the goal of software development. Then using two patterns, Short Software Half-Life and Fits in My Head , we meet the Replaceable Component Architecture as an architec...

  • How to train your Agile

    dannorth.net 04 Jul '16, 6pm

    If you ask a team to target 16 months instead of 18 months for the release, they will try to do whatever they do now but harder. They might start working longer hours or occasional weekends, cutting corners here and there, squeezing a few percent more out of their practises at the exp...

  • Testing Faster

    dannorth.net 01 Oct '16, 10am

    identify and apply a number of testing techniques and methods. make design choices that promote testability understand and implement non-functional testing strategies for e.g. performance and resilience testing. make suitable cost benefit trade-offs for testing throughout the applicat...

  • Programming is not a craft

    dannorth.net 13 Apr '16, 9pm

    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...

  • Blink Estimation

    dannorth.net 21 Jun '16, 9pm

    So where do these expert estimators come from, and how do we grow the next generation of them? Once a team is used to the dynamics of blink estimation you can use it as a learning workshop for the non-experts. The non-expert observers are just that: observers. They are not allowed to ...

  • 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...

  • Deliberate Testing interview

    dannorth.net 17 Apr '16, 1pm

    [Josiah Renaudin interviewed me in May 2015 ahead of the STAREAST conference in Orlando. The original interview is online at AgileConnection .] Summary: In this interview, technology and organizational consultant Dan North discusses deliberate testing in an agile world. He talks about...

  • Capturing the narrative

    dannorth.net 15 Aug '16, 8am

    This is work we have committed to. I don’t care how the team stores this as long as it is visible to all the stakeholders. That means if people are non-local there needs to be either an electronic version or a daily photo of the board, emailed out or posted on the blog. (I really like...

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