20+ Questions to Ask for a Successful Code Review
Code audits (also known as code reviews, codebase audits, technology assessments, risk assessments, and peer reviews) are methodical evaluations of software code designed to:…
Stop camouflaging your software bugs
Termites and software bugs have this in common: they must be identified and managed quickly to avoid devastation. Termites can destroy the structural integrity…
The fractal nature of the Revelry process
“There’s a fractal nature to the Revelry software development process. Whenever I advise someone who is stuck using our process, I see this psychedelic,…
7 Ultimate Tips for Context Switching Without Losing Momentum
Our process requires trust and skill at context switching. Here are the best ways to make it easy for yourself and others to switch tasks and cope with juggling project work.
Why BPMN Modeling Pays Off on Your Project
Taking an idea from concept to market is an exciting time. Maybe you’re just starting, or maybe you’re in the thick of building or…
Low Batteries and Actual Fires Are Different. So Are @ Mentions, DMs, and Phone Calls.
It’s Thursday night. One more day of work before I’m on vacation for a week. I’m awake later than I plan to be, but,…
How To Be Proactive at Work on a Lean Agile Team
When every day is “same same but different” as they say, it helps to rely on habits for staying on top of responsibilities. This way, we don’t slip into feeling reactive and stressed out with our workloads.
Incorporating Design Thinking into Lean Agile Sprints
It’s too easy to drop the learning aspect from Agile when the default is to build. We believe in the value of design thinking principles, and our innovation partners benefit from the quick wins that come out of slowing down once in awhile. Here’s how we do it.
How Our One Week Sprints Are Like Blazing a Trail
This is how we keep track of the landmarks that tell us we’re still on the right trail. It’s not always a straight line, but the journey is beautiful.
As a team member, I want better user stories …
Here’s a template for writing a user story that helps you imagine that you’re the user, so that you can think about how you would want to use the system. The template is a tool to prevent you from retreating back into the developer’s perspective.