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Ben Barden

4 tips to get your in progress column moving

A simple Kanban board has 3 columns: To do, In progress, Done. Tasks in To Do haven’t been picked up yet; In progress shows tasks that are being worked on; Done contains the tasks that have been completed. If you’re not careful, the “in progress” column can get overwhelming. Here are a few things to watch out for, and some… Read More

Ben Barden

Navigating estimates and due dates in Agile

Software estimates are hard. Even with deep knowledge of the technologies being used, not to mention the system you’re working on, we’ve all run into issues we didn’t see coming. And when it’s plain sailing, what if you get interrupted – or asked to do something else before you’re ready? In looking to understand more about why estimation is hard,… Read More

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The Agile board should reflect reality

A team’s Agile board contains all of their work. It should be possible to look at the board to get a sense of what’s happening, such as the status of tasks, who’s working on what, and what’s been completed so far. If the board is the master source for keeping track of how things are going, then everyone in the… Read More

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Why personal projects are worth pursuing

Back in 2009, I moved back to the UK after a couple of years in Australia, and I was looking for web developer jobs in London. Not wanting to hang around, I uploaded my CV to a tech jobs site, included my contact details, and told recruiters I was looking for work. That certainly did the trick – I think… Read More

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