Mozaic Works https://mozaicworks.com Think, Design, Work Smart Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:59:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 58261775 Michael Feathers https://mozaicworks.com/trainers-coaches/michael-feathers-2/ https://mozaicworks.com/trainers-coaches/michael-feathers-2/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:31:05 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10498 Michael Feathers is the founder and Director of R7K Research & Conveyance, a company specializing in software and organization design. Prior to forming R7K, Michael was the Chief Scientist of Obtiva and a consultant with Object Mentor International. Over the years, Michael has spent a great deal of time helping teams after design over time... Read more

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Csaba Házi https://mozaicworks.com/trainers-coaches/csaba-hazi/ https://mozaicworks.com/trainers-coaches/csaba-hazi/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:45:58 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10479 Csaba is author, speaker and User Experience (UX), expert and evangelist. He is also the co-founder of Webabstract, a rapidly growing international UX agency. His data-driven, down-to-earth “Seven Step UX” framework has helped companies ranging from emerging startups to international enterprises creating a user experience that make them unique and successful in their field. Csaba... Read more

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The sorry state of frontend code https://mozaicworks.com/blog/sorry-state-frontend-code/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/sorry-state-frontend-code/#respond Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:28:37 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10422 Let’s be honest, we do not treat frontend code the same way we treat backend code. And it shows. We talk about applying rules of clean code, about keeping it simple, about writing unit tests. Yet, when it comes to writing frontend code, we skip all those rules that we usually self impose. We convinced... Read more

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Mario Gadet https://mozaicworks.com/trainers-coaches/mario-gadet/ https://mozaicworks.com/trainers-coaches/mario-gadet/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:30:00 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10310 Mario Gadet is a senior coach, trainer and consultant of agility, lean and Scrum.  Mario Gadet professionally teaches, coaches, and consults to people and organizations about agility, Scrum, lean thinking, and design thinking.  He helps, inspires and educates them about values, principles, practices, benefits, and application of agility and lean. Working internationally since 2008, Mario... Read more

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Peter Hilton https://mozaicworks.com/trainers-coaches/peter-hilton/ https://mozaicworks.com/trainers-coaches/peter-hilton/#respond Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:25:11 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10291   Peter Hilton is a software developer, writer, speaker, trainer, and musician. Peter’s professional interests are business process management, web application development, functional design, agile software development and documentation. Peter currently consults for Signavio in Berlin, and delivers the occasional presentation and workshop. Peter’s software development interests include process management, web applications, service architecture, software development methodology... Read more

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Vitalijs Puiso https://mozaicworks.com/trainers-coaches/vitalijs-puiso/ https://mozaicworks.com/trainers-coaches/vitalijs-puiso/#respond Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:00:36 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10265 Vitalijs has over than 14 years of experience in IT as Tester, Test Lead, Test Manager, Project and Programme Manager, Automation Manager. His areas of special interest include Testing in Agile, Test Automation, DevOps, GDPR implementation, Retrospective facilitation. Some of the facts about him: Extensive experience with testing Media, Credit Management, Insurance, Trading Platform, CRM... Read more

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Productivity through visibility – the Kanban board https://mozaicworks.com/blog/productivity-visibility-kanban-board/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/productivity-visibility-kanban-board/#comments Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:42:03 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=9793 We’ve all have been there: trying to become more productive and improve the way we work. If you are looking for a way to limit the “work in progress” answers received from your colleagues and achieve better results, here is a tool you can experiment with: the Kanban board. What is the Kanban board  A kanban... Read more

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Technical Leadership: Lessons from the trenches https://mozaicworks.com/blog/technical-leadership-lessons-trenches/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/technical-leadership-lessons-trenches/#respond Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:48:20 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=9535 Is technical leadership important? Even in a modern, agile / lean / software craftsmanship company? My experience says it is not only important but the key to the improved performance of developers. Whether we’re talking about a team technical lead, a software architect, a CTO, or an informal leader, I often see the need to understand their... Read more

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Unit tests with Spock https://mozaicworks.com/blog/unit-tests-spock/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/unit-tests-spock/#respond Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:48:34 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10162 This article has first appeared in Today Software Magazine.  Why Spock? When we first started working on our project at work, we searched for an easy-to-use tool that would help us write readable and concise tests. We chose Spock, because in combination with Groovy it provided exactly what we needed: readable BDD-style tests that we... Read more

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Open innovation in building and marketing new products https://mozaicworks.com/blog/open-innovation-building-marketing-new-products/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/open-innovation-building-marketing-new-products/#respond Mon, 29 May 2017 11:41:10 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10154 Grzegorz (Greg) Albrecht, speaker at Product Leaders 2017, got interviewed by our colleague, Steliana Moraru, Event Manager.    Read on to discover his professional experience, lessons learned and challenges met along the way.    Steliana: You have a professional background that spans from product manager to startup founder to venture partner. Share with us a... Read more

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Lessons learned while doing daily kata https://mozaicworks.com/blog/lessons-learned-daily-kata/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/lessons-learned-daily-kata/#comments Tue, 02 May 2017 09:45:59 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10016 One way of learning new things about your coding style and about yourself is by doing a daily code kata. It can be like a simulation of a year-long software development project, with all the ups and downs happening in a much shorter time scale (a few iterations). More on that below. I encourage you... Read more

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Practical Tips for Automated Acceptance Tests https://mozaicworks.com/blog/practical-tips-automated-acceptance-tests/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/practical-tips-automated-acceptance-tests/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:31:48 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10094 The complete interview can be found on InfoQ.  Adrian Bolboacă, Organizational and Technical Coach and Trainer at Mozaic Works, got interviewed by Ben Linders, InfoQ, about different types of tests, writing sufficient and good acceptance tests, criteria to decide to automate a test, and how to apply test automation to create executable specifications. Testing techniques... Read more

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Management 3.0: Context is Everything https://mozaicworks.com/blog/management-3-0-context-everything/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/management-3-0-context-everything/#respond Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:08:32 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10040 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

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Customer is the centre of everything | Booking.com way https://mozaicworks.com/blog/customer-centre-everything-booking-com-way/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/customer-centre-everything-booking-com-way/#respond Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:40:23 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10085 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

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Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Mobile, DevOps, Software craftsmanship and more https://mozaicworks.com/blog/t-k-e-unconference-2017-artificial-intelligence-iot-mobile-devops-software-craftsmanship/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/t-k-e-unconference-2017-artificial-intelligence-iot-mobile-devops-software-craftsmanship/#respond Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:51:31 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10079 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

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Tools for teams: Capacity planning with Kanban https://mozaicworks.com/blog/tools-teams-capacity-planning-kanban/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/tools-teams-capacity-planning-kanban/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:09:06 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10059 As practitioners and trainers using Kanban, we insist on a few changes in perspective that it requires in order to be effective. One of them is capacity planning. Kanban, like Scrum, assumes that the capacity of the team 1 is fixed in the short term. This leads to the question: how can we use the current... Read more

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Specification and good specification: What’s the difference? https://mozaicworks.com/blog/specification-and-good-specification/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/specification-and-good-specification/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:33:58 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10033 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

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Jaime Levy https://mozaicworks.com/trainers-coaches/jaime-levy/ https://mozaicworks.com/trainers-coaches/jaime-levy/#respond Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:50:42 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10053 Jaime Levy is an author, university professor and a user experience strategist. Her top-selling O’Reilly Media book is called UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want. The book presents a solid framework on the practice, which lies at the intersection of UX design and business strategy. It is available on Amazon... Read more

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Enterprise flight into DevOps space https://mozaicworks.com/blog/enterprise-flight-devops-space/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/enterprise-flight-devops-space/#respond Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:38:03 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=10045 This is a guest post by Andrey Adamovich The first time, I gave a talk titled “Enterprise flight into DevOps space”, was in late 2014 at DevConFu conference. After that, I have delivered the presentation several times during 2015 at various conferences in Europe. For some time, I considered that a “closed topic” and did not... Read more

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3 uses for story maps to build a better product https://mozaicworks.com/blog/3-uses-story-maps-build-better-product/ https://mozaicworks.com/blog/3-uses-story-maps-build-better-product/#respond Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:22:52 +0000 https://mozaicworks.com/?p=9981 One of the first techniques I learned as a beginner Product Owner was user story mapping. I immediately found it was easy to understand and apply. What took a while longer was appreciating its true power – identifying all the situations where it can be applied. In the eventriX team, we use it to keep... Read more

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