Entries by Mark Thiessen

Customer-First Development

Too often, our user stories are lies. We write stories that misrepresent what the user really wants to do and our stories are biased toward our implementation preferences right from the start. We’re polluting our solution before it even has a chance. We should be brutally honest about what the user really wants to do and then focus on that first. User first.

Working On-Site is as Awesome as You Are

Our company has a fantastic office and so sometimes it is difficult to give up the comforts and the routine we are accustomed to for another location. I’ve been thinking about this a bit and decided to post some ideas on making the most of working on-site.