Can a Unit of Behavior Span Objects?

A client recently asked me if a unit test could test multiple objects. On the surface, you might suppose my immediate answer would be “No way!” But his question, and my answer were both a bit more nuanced than that. Read More

Humanizing Work Show Season 2 Finale: What Are the Top Characteristics That Make a Team Great? We’re Asking the Adobe Audition Team.

Industry leader, @Adobe, is known for its innovation in the creative industry, allowing creatives to do what they do best with the help of innovative tools. Audio professionals look to Adobe to help them create their best work with the use of Adobe Audition, an audio editing, mixing, and creation tool. Read More

Humanizing Work Show: All Teams Can Learn from Scrum & XP Practices

Great models for building a strong and healthy team include regularly reviewing the work and how it’s being done to improve going forward, creating structures for excellence and growth and tapping into human rhythms and cadences to how we break up work, just to name a few. Read More

Humanizing Work Show: Team Toxins and the Pathway Back to Health

Trust is a key component in any healthy team. Business outcomes soar and individuals thrive when trust is at the team’s core. But what builds trust? How do strong teams turn to one another in times of adversity rather than creating more conflict amongst themselves? How do both the team and the individual grow and succeed? Read More

Humanizing Work Show: What Can Jazz Teach Us About Teams? Everything.

Think about it. When people are paying attention to what other people are doing in a more present and engaged way, it frees them up to contribute in new ways and bring more creativity to the table. The parallels between jazz and how great teams operate are widespread. Read More

A Dozen Reasons Why Test-First is Better than Test-Later, Pt. 3

The third and final part in the Developer Essentials mini-series of posts about test driven development (TDD). Click here, if you missed Part 1 or Part 2. Read More

Humanizing Work Show Season 2 Premiere

Most meaningful work happens in teams so to further expand the Humanizing Work movement and conversation we are taking season 2 to focus on teams. Richard Lawrence and Peter Green dive into what makes teams great, what gets in their way and what we can learn from various kinds of teams. Read More

Story Splitting Poster Now in Polish

My popular How to Split a User Story flowchart has already been translated to French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Hungarian. Thanks to work from Ewa Koprowska and Łukasz Szóstek, it’s now available in Polish, as well.

Click the thumbnail below to download the full-size PDF version.