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Author Archives for Steliana Moraru

Management 3.0: Context is Everything

April 12, 2017

This is a guest post by Ralph Roosmalen Scrum versus Waterfall. Management 1.0 versus Management 3.0. Automated Testing versus Manual Testing. Estimation versus No Estimations. SAFe versus LeSS. So many different opinions on all kind of topics and it seems like people always want you to choose between left or right, up or down etc. When... Read more

Customer is the centre of everything | Booking.com way

April 6, 2017

Richard Omollo, UX Designer Booking.com and speaker at Product Leaders 2017, just got interviewed by our colleague, Monica Obogeanu, product manager at Mozaic Labs. Read on to discover his professional experience, lessons learned and challenges along the way.    Monica Obogeanu: Snooping through your LinkedIn profile, I noticed you have a wide & varied experience. Please tell... Read more

    Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Mobile, DevOps, Software craftsmanship and more

    March 31, 2017

    The 5th edition of I T.A.K.E Unconference, the only technology agnostic event in Central and Eastern Europe, is taking place in Bucharest, Romania, 11-12 May. With a line-up of more than 30 international speakers, 6 keynotes, 6 parallel tracks, a technical Open Space and many opportunities for coding, the event brings together top-notch software crafters who lead the change in... Read more

    Specification and good specification: What’s the difference?

    March 10, 2017

    This is a guest post by Thomas Sundberg What makes one specification a bad specification and another specification a good specification? What is the fundamental difference between two specifications? Software is special One important difference between physical things and programs is that physical things are complicated to test. Physical things usually need special tools to... Read more

    eBook : Grow your business, product and teams

    January 17, 2017

    We are committed to champion software excellence and challenge the current practices. Our aim is to constantly improve: business, product, and teams. That’s why, in this last month we carefully selected pieces of advice, practical ideas for you & your team to improve and grow.  For you to easier access them, we present you the... Read more

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    Behind Agile: Practices and Misunderstandings

    November 15, 2016

    Our colleague, Adi Bolboacă, had a session at Agile Talks #17, a community event where we constantly make a contribution. Find out more about from the below presentation, containing topics on: cross-functional teams habits and their importance group decisions estimates scaling The video material is here.   If interested in the above topics, set a meeting... Read more

    Management 3.0. The Role of an Agile Manager

    May 30, 2016

    Guest post by Ralph van Roosmalen Imagine this: You are working as a manager at a company, you work there already for years and things are not going bad but you know there is room for improvement. You heard about Scrum, Agile, the Agile Manifesto… and you decide to learn more about it. You visit a few conferences, attend... Read more

    Motivation is a marathon. 3 ideas to experiment with

    May 23, 2016

    The question of How to keep your team motivated pops up in various discussions with managers. The reasons vary, but with the increasing generation gap (think Millenials are coming), learning this is a process that requires adjustment. Feedback helps us adjust the work behaviour and keeps the motivation level high. Gathering knowledge across a couple of years,... Read more

    Challenge the way you work. New techniques to try on (III)

    May 10, 2016

    Challenge the way you work. Stay happy & productive! The journey to mastery is never done. It takes practice, constant improvement and always honing your craft to achieve your fullest potential. After sharing useful methods for the Scrum Master and the Product Owner | Business Analyst | Product Manager roles, let’s explore together the Software Developer | Software Crafter role. This time we’ll focus on technical and... Read more

    Agility implies Craftsmanship

    April 10, 2016

    This article was published first in Today Software Magazine, no 16. Below it’s the full version. The authors are Alexandru Bolboaca and Adrian Bolboaca.   In 2001, a group of people unpleased about the state of software development gathered in a mountain ski resort from Utah. One thing leading to another, they started discussing about the industrial methods applied at the... Read more

    Software Craftsman’s Tools: Unit Testing

    March 3, 2016

    This article was first published in Today Software Magazine, no 12. Below it’s the full version. The authors are: Alexandru Bolboaca and Adrian Bolboaca. The Problem Imagine the following situation: a team has developed for 6 months a great product that immediately sells. Users show their passion for the product by asking new features. If the team does not deliver the new features... Read more

    Challenge the way you work. New techniques to try on (I)

    February 18, 2016

    Challenge the way you work. Stay happy & productive!  My colleagues, advising or coaching teams to be happy and productive, listen and learn constantly about the challenges they have during the day-to-day activity. In the next series of articles, we share with you practical solutions to common challenges encountered when developing software products, as well as new techniques to help... Read more

    Question the software design – Part 5 – Big projects

    January 26, 2016

      J.B. Rainsberger and Alex Bolboaca, two experienced programmers, trainers and consultants, with more than 15 years in the software development field, took the stage and answered a series of questions about how to create better software design. Their live conversation meant sharing valuable insights and new perspectives with the audience. Below you can watch the last part of the series.... Read more

    Question the software design – Part 4 – Refactoring

    January 19, 2016

    J.B. Rainsberger and Alex Bolboaca, two experienced programmers, trainers and consultants, with more than 15 years in the software development field, took the stage and answered a series of questions about how to create better software design. Their live conversation meant sharing valuable insights and new perspectives with the audience. This is the fourth part of the series. The previous parts are... Read more

    Question the software design – Part 3 – Design in practice

    January 14, 2016

    J.B. Rainsberger and Alex Bolboaca, two experienced programmers, trainers and consultants, with more than 15 years in the software development field, took the stage and answered a series of questions about how to create better software design. Their live conversation meant sharing valuable insights and new perspectives with the audience. Below you can watch the third part of the Q&A session.... Read more

    Question the software design – Part 2 – TDD and software architecture

    December 22, 2015

    J.B. Rainsberger and Alex Bolboaca, two experienced programmers, trainers and consultants, with more than 15 years in the software development field, took the stage and answered a series of questions about how to create better software design. Their live conversation meant sharing valuable insights and new perspectives with the audience. Below you can watch the second part of the Q&A session.... Read more