On a normal day, our developers spend the majority of their time focused on delivering software on a single team. We also recognize the great value in having our developers get out of their teams for a while to cross-pollinate ideas. Read More…

Maslows Hierarchy of Needs

Our motivation depends a great deal on our personal circumstances. If we are starving or thirsty, then we are driven by our basic survival instincts. However, if our immediate survival is not at risk, if our basic operational needs are satisfied, we can then focus on satisfying slightly higher order requirements. Read More…

A photo of back-end web site codes on computer monitor. Developer working on a web project in a busy office. There is a shallow depth of field in the photo. There are lots of code line in the file. Sun light at the top left.

Last week, I attended FHIR North: a one-day event hosted by Mohawk College for getting to learn about and try out the HL7 FHIR healthcare interoperability standard. For those new to “connectathons,” they are intended to prove that an open consensus built interoperability specification is complete, and that implementations written to that standard can connect. Read More..

Story Board

I recently had the pleasure of attending my first annual Agile Open Space, a unique event that allows attendees to create and manage their own parallel working sessions. Hosted by The Toronto Agile Community, the only setup for this event was an empty grid of timeslots, a list of stations posted on a wall, and a predetermined Agile theme. Read More…

Dancing Elephant

We are currently working with a variety of large organizations who are all keen to “go Agile”. Most have a sense of humour about the parallels of implementing Agile to teaching an elephant to dance, but not everyone fully appreciates that, particularly for elephants, dancing involves learning new steps you’ve never attempted before. Read More…