The Agile development approach is a hot topic and has been for a while. Although it is adopted in a lot of shops and well-documented, there are still some issues with it. The way we implement the Agile approach can defeat the purpose of a flexible model that allows a high velocity of production. That assumes you have enough resources to effectively do more than
Summer can be a frustrating time. Much like the end of the year, there are a lot of vacations to work around, and your team varies from week to week. That makes this an excellent time to take your vacation as well. However, when you find yourself at work with limited staff or tasks waiting for people to return, there is an opportunity for catching up.
In the last few years, I have often found myself researching application options and tools a customer is interested in. This usually starts with a suggested tool or two that they like (or have a few specific dislikes). Then I am asked to see what is available that is similar but better. The fruits of those little projects are a good start for this article