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Be a shepherd not a cowboy in leadership

March 16, 2016 10:12 pm Leave your thoughts

Over these past months every time I think about agile, the more I think that it is paramount that agile practitioners understand what it means to be a leader in an agile environment especially for those using scrum methodology. This is not only limited to those in their official leadership,... View Article

Large HD Monitors are Important, Seriously!

March 9, 2013 10:27 pm Leave your thoughts

Every time I see an IT team with small minuscule 17 inch or even 15 inch, a question always pops in my mind: “how do they manage to do any work?”. It’s not about being picky or having the ability to brag. It’s all about productivity. My machines at home and office all... View Article

Managing Proxy Authentication and Exclusion List

February 28, 2013 10:45 pm Leave your thoughts

A lot of companies have implemented firewalls and closed off direct external internet access for security reasons. This results in developers going through proxy servers (internal to the company) in order to access external websites. Normally, these proxy server can be configured through the OS global configuration or through individual... View Article

Instant Messenger at Work – Chatting at Work

February 17, 2013 4:36 am Leave your thoughts

The Danger of Interruptions The worst problem is of course the fact that according to a research, interruptions drop a person’s IQ up to 10 points which is 4 points more than smoking marijuana 1, concerning indeed. The paper also further explained that in order to return to the fully... View Article