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Estimating Projects with Agile

Estimating Projects with Agile NB: Scroll to the bottom for the short version. I have a 7 year history of managing projects with Agile. Early, I failed because I didn’t practice Agile seriously. The mistakes I made early in my Agile career are still being made by numerous companies. So, here I’m giving up the “secret” of why following Agile …

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The Project Owner

One person can make a difference I’ve spent the last 13 years working in, managing, or building Agile teams. After nearly two decades in the Boston area, I’ve moved to Austin to be closer to my family. This has given me time for introspection regarding what has made certian teams more successful than others. I’ve worked with many Agile teams. …

Elasticsearch data mining

I presented introductory material on Elasticsearch for the South Shore .NET Users Group. Here are the slides: This talk covers an overview of Elasticsearch data mining. Elasticsearch is a Big Data solution to document storage and search. It is a NoSQL-backed search engine using a HDFS-based filesystem. Elasticsearch basics Setting up a development environment Loading data Searching data using REST Searching data using NEST, the …

Top 5 Traits of Great Agile Managers

I’ve worked with several great companies, and even more not-so-great. I see agile managers and agile implementations fail quite a bit. I’ve done some analysis and come up with the top 5 traits of great agile managers. There are others traits to consider as well. However, the great agile shops and managers all have these same characteristics. 1) Be on time …