ALE2013, the last day

September 1, 2013

ALE2013 finished with the most fantastic day. It started with some minutes of wakeup gymnastics. After the speakers introduced their talks, attendees chose between talks on lean startup, continuous improvement, offers and pricing or software design. The offer was very attractive and again we had to choose one talk out of three going on at a... Read more

ALE2013, the second day

August 30, 2013

What a day…what a night! So many activities and so intensive that I didn’t realize when the time flied. So, I am writing now about the day before. I will tell you shortly what happened yesterday. Flavius Stef and Claudia Rosu opened the day with the intro. They surprised us inviting the ALE kids (participants‘... Read more

First day of the unconference ALE2013

August 29, 2013

The first magic day started with the open intro made by the organizers. Jurgen Appelo had the opening keynote about the new organizational structure of the 21st century: the network, not the hierarchy. I realized from his talk that learning through experiments and remembered is the way to improve. After the speakers introduced their talk, it was challenging... Read more

The very last day before ALE2013

August 27, 2013

We are ready for ALE. Are you? I was at Radisson Blu Hotel this evening for the last day of ALE2013 preparations. The venue is ready to receive all the ALE2013 attendees. The organizers, including the Mozaic Work team and the volunteers prepared the unconference rooms with logistic and materials. Everything is in place for... Read more

Learn more about the CSM training

June 13, 2013

One of the courses our customers request the most is the Certified ScrumMaster training. This is an introductory to intermediate level class that teaches the skills needing to start leading a self-organizing team. After one of the sessions this year, we asked Xavier Quesada Allue, the trainer, to tell us a bit more about his... Read more

Internal Marketing is a Key Leadership Practice

May 15, 2013

(Guest blog post by Jurgen De Smet, originally appeared on his blog. Republished with permission.) The hardest part of an organization, and therefore its management, is sharing the enthusiasm with the entire organization, especially when most of the people in there are making one-tenth to one-fiftieth of what top managers make. Selling the company to... Read more

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock: About Agile

May 14, 2013

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock is having a discussion with Alex Bolboaca about Agile. She says that Agile existed long before it had a name, as a set of values. Rebecca has been using the Agile principles for Software Architecture and Design.      

Developing and releasing every hour

May 9, 2013

Last year I was fortunate enough to be the Product Owner of a team that built and deployed code every hour for three consecutive days. This post describes how we did it and what the conclusions were. We will repeat the experiment at the I T.A.K.E. Unconference, at the end of this month. 

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock: About Her Career and Experience

May 8, 2013

An interview of Rebecca Wirfs-Brock with Alex Bolboaca. Rebecca talks about her experience in software development. Also her experience of creating the Smalltalk language that had the first users, among others, Ward Cunningham and Kent Beck. She talks about the books she wrote Object Design: Roles. Responsibility, and Collaborations and Designing Object-Oriented Software.

Testing Dojos from the Back of the Room

May 2, 2013

(Guest blog post by Markus Gärtner, originally appeared on his blog. Republished with permission.) Last week I organized together with my colleague Meike Mertsch a Testing Dojo for a client of ours. The testers there had attended some Testing Dojos in the past, but with some drawbacks. As part of the clarification process the testers picked an internal... Read more

Interview with Thomas Sundberg

April 25, 2013

Thomas Sundberg is a software developer, consultant and teacher at the Royal Institute of Technology from Stockholm. He will teach a workshop on testing web applications with Selenium. I asked him a few questions about himself and the workshop. This is the full interview. Enjoy!

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock:What Should an Architect Do (Video)

April 22, 2013

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock explains what a Software Architect should do, but mostly what a Software Architect should NOT do. Rebecca will be teaching Agile Architecture Workshop: An Incremental Approach. By the way, Rebecca is coming to I T.A.K.E Unconference 2013. See why she chose to come in this video.

Testing a web application with Selenium 2

April 19, 2013

by Thomas Sundberg, republished with permission   Selenium a great tool for testing web applications. The current version, Selenium 2, is a merge between Selenium and WebDriver. I will walk you through an example where we test a web site using Selenium in a few different ways. This is the same example as I demonstrated... Read more

Software Architecture Stewardship

April 11, 2013

by Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, republished with permission   On agile teams, architects do more than design and implement the interesting tricky bits. They typically balance a wide range of concerns: short-term goals, overall system design integrity, risks versus efforts, design expediency. The successful agile architects I know aren’t ivory tower experts. They take a leadership role... Read more