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Talking to People 101 - Requested by Hara Chung

Many in the IT industry have been here before; you go to a Meetup and stand there looking awkward because you don’t know anyone.
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One-on-Ones Don't Exist in the Scrum Guide - Why Do We Do Them?

The Scrum guide defines 5 events, one-on-ones are not one of them. In fact I'm not aware of any agile methodology that extols the virtues of a one-on-one. So why do so many organisations have them?
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Agile Didn't Do It

A response to the accusation that the Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes and Robodebt were caused by Agile.
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PSD I

The Professional Scrum Developer (PSD I) certification validates knowledge of the practices and techniques that support building complex software as a member of a Scrum Team and ability to apply that knowledge.
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Instant Messenger Management - Stop Missing Important Messages

Do you forget to respond to your instant messages? Does your inaction frustrate others? Do you find yourself apologising for missing messages? Maybe this article will give you some ideas.
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Not Invented Here Syndrome

If you haven't heard of it before, ”not invented syndrome” is when an organisation develops a custom solution to a problem that has been solved before. I also extend it to when an organisation creates a completely custom solution for an issue that hasn't necessarily been solved before, but a very similar problem has been solved, and the available solution could easily be extended.
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The Cost of Last Minute Meeting Cancellations

Meetings; love them or hate them, a cancelled meeting comes at a huge cost. A last minute cancellation is even more costly. In this article I'll look at the cost and impact of a last minute meeting cancellation.
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The Importance of Build Artifacts

Without build artifacts, many deployment processes are forced to rely on 3rd party services. What happens when these are experiencing an outage?
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Terminology - When Good Words Go Bad

A quick look at terminology and the importance of clarity.
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Manifestations of Impostor Syndrome

Maybe you’ve heard of it before, but impostor syndrome is the feeling you’re not good enough despite the fact you are. In this article I disclose how impostor syndrome manifests in and impacts me.
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MSA, TBD, DDD, TDD, BDD, WTF?

An introduction to microservice architecture, trunk based development, domain driven design, test driven development and behaviour driven development.
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Life Begins at 40 - Now I Know What It Means

So you've heard the saying “life begins at 40”, but what does it really mean? Until recently I never really understood how life can begin at 40. Is there some sudden change? Is there a secret we get told on our 40th birthday? I'd tried asking people, but no one could really give me an answer as to what changes or why. In this article I'll explore my interpretation of this saying, and how it relates to me.
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