Blog Posts by Jayme Edwards

How Agile Teams Grow Toxic! Ep. 4 Commitments

Does it ever feel like you'd get so much more done if it weren't for how much work people have you do to make commitments?...

3 Embarrassing Stories From My Software Development Career

With all the challenges in the software industry with languages, frameworks, and processes... It's easy to forget we're human....

I Quit My Software Project To Get Healthy!

Have you ever had to quit a good software project...because you figured out you weren't going to be successful in your role?...

Scrum Got 3 People Fired From a Software Project!

Over my career I've seen many software projects fail spectacularly due to political infighting between team members. Blame-shifting and improper application of scrum got people fired on this one!...

They Watched Us With Webcams And Rewrote Our Code!

One of the most frustrating software projects I've been on involved webcam spying and having our code rewritten....

Lead Software Developers Better By Letting Go!

Over the years I've had to lead many software developers, and it's become much easier since letting go of being seen as "the expert"....

It’s Hard To Keep A New Team Doing Continuous Delivery

Sometimes I get an opportunity to use a technology that not only solves a business problem, but I really like! We used continous delivery but the new team wasn't ready to keep doing it after I left....

Can User Stories Make Software Projects Late?

Let me help you avoid some bad advice I see out there about what user stories are and how they can help (or hurt) you....

We Were Hired For A Hidden Agenda

Ever been on a software development project where one team is putting pressure on another because of a hidden agenda?...

We Designed A Software Product That Never Got Built

One of the most frustrating software projects I've been on was when we designed a software product that never got built!...

Know When To STOP Learning And Just Write The Code!

Software development draws us in with endless opportunities, but are they right for every project? There's a time to stop learning and write code!...
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