Posts filed under: Software Project Stories

Software Project Stories

Software project stories from my blog. I share behind-the-team insights about politics, technology challenges, and the crazy things that happen on projects.

Rather than browse these posts through the blog, check out the page I dedicated to my stories! It’s full of more information about each story in the context of my software development career.


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....

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....

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!...

I Got By On A Software Project With Help From My Friend

There's no shame in getting help from a friend on a software project! Let me tell you the story of a project I worked on soon after moving to Austin, Texas.I was new to the consulting side of the software development industry, and didn't know anyone in town....
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