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Lots of our people have lots of opinions. Here are just a few of them

ThoughtWorks embraces the individuality of the people in the organization and hence the opinions expressed in the blogs may contradict each other and also may not represent the opinions of ThoughtWorks.

FunRetrospectives eBook has now reached two thousand downloads

The FunRetrospectives eBook has now reached over 2000 downloads mark. The site (FunRetrospectives.com) and the ebook will keep on getting updates with new ideas and activities. Soon we will look into printed edition options for the book. Sincerely, Paulo Caroli and TC Caetano

Paulo Caroli
27 January 2015

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Using oauth for a simple command line script to access Google's data

I recently needed to write a simple script to pull some data from a Google website. Since I was grabbing some private data, I needed authorize myself to do that. I found it much more work than I expected, not because it's hard, but because there wasn't much documentation there to guide me - I had to puzzle out what path to go based on lots of not particularly relevant documentation. So once I'd figured it out I decided to write a short account of what I'd done, partly in case I need to do this again, and partly to…

Martin Fowler
26 January 2015

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Sharks

Sharks

adams.co.tt blog
25 January 2015

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Platypus

Platypus

adams.co.tt blog
25 January 2015

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Tent Reef, Saba

Martin Fowler
24 January 2015

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Using Gamification to create a Blogging Culture

(This is a rehash of a co-authored blogpost with my colleague Gayathri Sekar)

Our story begins in ThoughtWorks Pune, somewhere in October. We’d recently decided to hire a journalist to mine stories from the ground. She’d try to translate ThoughtWorkers’ voices into words and if necessary write their stories for them. Fortunately or unfortunately, we got to a point where we asked ourselves whether this would be an authentic way of communicating in the office. As it turned out, we agreed it wouldn’t be. Our problems still remained - we had a fantastic oral, storytelling culture, but when it…

noreply@blogger.com (Sumeet Moghe)
23 January 2015

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Korzybski on story points

The map is not the territory.

- Alfred Korzybski

noreply@blogger.com (ctford)
20 January 2015

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Why Enterprise IT is failing our universities

I spent quite a lot of time with people responsible for tertiary IT education in 2014 and I feel for them in terms …

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andee_marks
18 January 2015

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Reading does help bring about fearless change ...

I have shared my experience on How I Turned My Idea Into A Product on ThoughtWorks Insights. This proves (to me) that reading does help.

noreply@blogger.com (Anand Bagmar)
15 January 2015

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O que – quem – como – quando – por que

O template abaixo auxilia em reuniões de brainstoming para levantar e detalhar ações a serem realizadas. O que vai ser feito? Quem vai fazer? Como vai ser feito? Quando vai ser feito? Por que vamso fazer? Abaixo segue um exemplo de resultado. Nesta foto um time de 12 pessoas de áreas distintas se reuniram para […]

Paulo Caroli
15 January 2015

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Skyward

Skyward

adams.co.tt blog
14 January 2015

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Foliage

Foliage

adams.co.tt blog
14 January 2015

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Microservices – recent and upcoming events roundup

The last year or so has seen a surge in interest in microservices and so I’ve ended up contributing to a couple of podcasts on the subject and was also invited to air my thoughts by the BBC Academy after speaking at their annual internal BBC::Develop conference.  All good stuff. The links are here: BBC Academy […]

james
14 January 2015

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noreply@blogger.com (Dan Abel)
13 January 2015

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Métricas de software

A medição é algo comum no mundo da engenharia. Melhorias em engenharia de software podem e devem ser feitas baseadas em métricas. Métricas de software são indicadores resultantes de atividades de medição do processo de desenvolvimento de software que  auxilian no  gerenciamento de projetos. Podemos dividir as métricas de software, sob o ponto de vista […]

Paulo Caroli
13 January 2015

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Bliki: DiversityMediocrityIllusion

I've often been involved in discussions about deliberately increasing the diversity of a group of people. The most common case in software is increasing the proportion of women. Two examples are in hiring and conference speaker rosters where we discuss trying to get the proportion of women to some level that's higher than usual A common argument against pushing for greater diversity is that it will lower standards, raising the spectre of a diverse but mediocre group.

To understand why this is an illusionary concern, I like to consider a little thought experiment. Imagine a giant bucket that contains a…

Martin Fowler
13 January 2015

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Start 2015 by Celebrating Selenium in vodQA Hyderabad

ThoughtWorks, Hyderabad is proud to host its first vodQA, also the first vodQA of 2015 and start 10 Years of Selenium Celebration. This event will be held on Saturday, 31st Jan 2015.

Look at the agenda of this vodQA and register soon. Given that we have mostly workshops in this vodQA, seats are going to be limited!

Here is the address and direction to the ThoughtWorks office.

noreply@blogger.com (Anand Bagmar)
13 January 2015

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Mudskipper

Mudskipper

adams.co.tt blog
10 January 2015

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kanban refactoring

 kanban Refactoring is the process of clarifying and simplifying the design of existing kanban and work itens visual representation, without changing its work items internal content. Many Agile teams refactor their kanban (also known as task board or card walls). When I started using card walls, I thought I should define the workflow and create the […]

Paulo Caroli
7 January 2015

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Elimination of Egospend – The Real Reason We Need Lean Enterprise

The project that has been 90% done for six months. The program that is 5 years late. The company division that continually loses money, but somehow, survives, getting more good money thrown after bad. The larger the company you work for, the more likely you have seen this phenomena in action. My term for this is […]

Aaron Erickson
6 January 2015

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