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Story Points within agile software development have been with us for a while, and they are going to stay for a very, very long time for many good and bad reasons. That’s a fact.

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Many people, especially those who learnt agile by the book and courses, will tell you amazing…


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Throughout many companies I’ve been with, I always stumbled upon this one person who did not care about his job. Great colleague, but whenever we were on the topic of work, he gave absolutely zero f**ks, not a single small one. For a person like me, who believes in always…


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There are two types of companies — loosely and tightly structured. This split was initially defined based on research between different countries where Asian cultures are usually represented as tight, while Latin & English-speaking are primarily on the loose spectrum. There is a place for both types, and ultimately one…


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There is a lesson in every story, especially when they don’t end up the way we would like them to…

I applied for a new role that sits perfectly within my area of expertise from the technology point of view and my leadership experience. Just perfect, or at least that’s…


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In the last few years, I’ve seen a few companies from the inside and spoke with a few more about “how to find the right balance between tech debt, strategic thinking, personal contribution and regular product-driven deliverables”. Unfortunately, none of these companies knew how to bite the topic and implement…


If you ever had a chance to work with me, you know how much I love my routines, and one of them is my lunchtime walk. I don’t think my hour break in the middle of the day should be wasted at my desk. It’s not healthy from a physical…


I’ve recently noticed a trend of “praise culture” in companies. Probably the first time it came to my attention was around two years ago, but that’s something you might have noticed even a bit earlier. …


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Every project needs well-defined expectations at every stage of the process, and it’s usually up to a few people to do it. The more mistakes you make in these early steps, the more likely you will change the scope during the project and make things worse later — delays, bugs…


I worked as a backend for a long time and switched to the frontend later in my career. My skills let me take tasks on either side of the fence if I have to, but not with equal pleasure. Somebody told me, “like it or not, you are a full-stack…


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I wrote down a few rules for myself, which I follow when working with my teams. The process of putting it on a paper helped me organise, prioritise, and clarify a couple of things, and I’m happy I did that. …

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