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Failing Fast, Failing Often

Fail fast, fail often. In the new development world at my office (now two years old), this mantra has been repeated countless times. While at first it seemed like it was another one of those Silicon Valley fads that come and … Continue reading

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This Too Shall Pass

It’s been said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. But if that’s the case, then I’ve been stuck in early March for the last five weeks! In the past month, we’ve been to … Continue reading

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Rebuilding an Airplane…While it’s Flying!

Aviation systems are some of the most complicated engineering wonders of the modern world. The dozens of buttons, switches, lights, and other controls in the cockpit alone boggle the mind, especially in the larger aircraft like 747’s. But behind all those controls … Continue reading

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Iteration Retros – The Airing of Grievances

One of the better team practices in software development is to hold retrospectives after every development cycle (iteration, sprint, release, etc.). Iteration retros give the team an opportunity to review the user-stories (requirements) that were completed and discuss ways of improving the next … Continue reading

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