I solve problems and build things. One cup of coffee at a time...

Improving Logo 3

Day 37 – Auxano Sprint 6

It’s still difficult to believe we’re in boot camp week 8 of 8, sprint 6 of 6, and almost done with this crazy experience and on to new things (unless we stick around on project Auxano for a while longer)....

2

Day 36 – Auxano Sprint 6

We took care of planning our sprint this morning, and then David and I got to work on the Engagement views and controller. I started the afternoon off by separating the Engagement model, controller, and views from the Time Activity...

1

Day 35 – Auxano Sprint 5 Retrospective

I wrote a bunch of stuff about our “sprint review” today, but I decided to delete all of it in favor of a personal retrospective on our boot camp experience so far. Today was our last day in the little...

3

Day 34 – Auxano Sprint 5 – Data Persistence!

Today we presented the Auxano application for the “Thirsty Thursday” crowd at the Addison Office! Jon and Walton did a great job introducing us and running the demo (thank you, guys!). Those watching seemed receptive and we got some positive...

3

Day 33 – Auxano Sprint 5 – Data Persistence!

Seven days left of boot camp! Whaaaaat. Scrum: Yesterday we got an example of a SQL setup, teardown, and test courtesy of Jef, then we adapted that for use in our various tasks. I worked with Jon on setting up...

0

Day 32 – Auxano Sprint 5 – Data Persistence!

This week’s sprint goal: Data Persistence! Scrum: Yesterday I doubled my hands-on knowledge of SQL and database tables, and helped plan out this data persistence sprint. Today I’m working with Jon on the time activity entry feature and connecting that...

3

Day 31 – Auxano Sprint 5 – Database

Since Friday’s blog was short (except for the hour-long video), let’s get caught up. Scrum: Friday we had our sprint 4 review and retrospective, today we’re starting sprint 5 and hopefully wrapping up some unfinished stories from previous sprints. No...

3

Day 30 – Auxano Sprint 4 Review & Feedback

Project Auxano – Sprint 4 Review Six weeks down, two to go! This week was a very long week for us, and while there is much I could write about, I’m going to settle for just sharing our sprint review video....

908

Day 29 – Auxano Sprint 4 & Scrum Mastering

I was worried yesterday that we might not complete all of our tasks for this sprint, and unfortunately it looks like we’re going to come up a bit short before the cut-off point tomorrow. We’ve had a LOT of un-planned-for...

368

Day 28 – Auxano Sprint 4 & Scrum Mastering

The second half of this week is gonna be intense. Trying to do extra scrum master things on top of regular developer tasks has now been added to a few unexpected extra non-sprint-work things I have to do by the...

978

Day 27 – Auxano Sprint 4 & Scrum Mastering

Day two of being scrum master! I don’t think I did as much for the group today as I was able to do yesterday, but I did get our burndown chart created and will keep that updated throughout the week...

1

Day 26 – Auxano Sprint 4 & Scrum Mastering

Today is the first day of my week as a the project Auxano Scrum master. I’ve been waiting for this opportunity to see how I perform in the role pretty much since day 1. I started the day off by...

1

Auxano Sprint 3 Review & Retrospective

We wrapped up our third 1-week sprint for project Auxano today, and I wanted to show off some of our work. Check out some of the screenshots below, and watch our demo/review with feedback from Improving’s Gary McCants! Project Auxano...

3

Day 24 – Auxano Sprint 3

I can feel where my brain has stretched to fit all the new things I’ve learned today… or maybe that’s just a headache from not having any caffeine and staring at a computer screen for 14 hours. I can’t really...