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Author Archives for Claudia Rosu

Product owner for a day

July 4, 2014

Recently, I participated in an experiment for Product Development. It was during a weekend, in the mountains, with a team of 8 persons from Bucharest Agile Software Meetup Group. We didn’t know each other very well and we have not been working together before. Our misson was to develop a product in a day and... Read more

Kata lounge

April 30, 2014

The first time I have heard the word kata I was a child and I was watching a Jackie Chan film. The fighters were doing karate kata in order to practice and improve their skills and technique. My second encounter with this word was last year at I T.A.K.E. Unconference. There was a big poster... Read more

A Developer in Test

April 24, 2014

Modern applications are interconnected, depending on public services from one or more external applications. At the same time, applications change often. Their public services are very likely to change also. When this happens, our application has to continue working correctly. How can we know it does? The answer is by having automated tests for all... Read more

Improving Agile with Software Craftsmanship

March 17, 2014

We have been doing Agile for over 10 years now and we have been focusing on people, interactions, team building, the ecosystem. As a result, we are now working in a software environment where “processes are more important than technical practices”. This is how Sandro Mancusso started his keynote at ITAKE Unconference 2013, a talk that was very appreciated... Read more

5 Tips to Avoid Release Hell As Scrum Master

March 17, 2014

A Scrum Master friend of mine missed Karaoke night on Saturday because she had to stay until midnight at work getting the release out of the door. Briefly, the story is like this: It was the release week and the new version of the application should have been on UAT environment on Thursday night. Even... Read more

A developer about Product Owner

March 17, 2014

I developed software products for about 5 years and collaborated with Product Owners (PO) during this time. I will share in the following my perspective as a developer about this role and about working together with POs. I was surprised when I first read about the definition of a product owner, after working for a... Read more