Agile Musings

Monday, April 26, 2021

Agile or the CBRE way?

Years ago a scrum master at CBRE started to say that that is not the "agile way". She corrected herself and said "I mean the CBRE way". We all laughed because they certainly are not always the same thing. As I have reflected on the last few years, I have come to understand that, at least in my team we are agile. Agile means continuous improvement. We are even better at agile practices than we used to be. The definition of agile. 

With that in mind we should always be aware of where the goal is. To me it is simply encapsulated in the https://agilemanifesto.org/

Monday, March 22, 2021

Figma tips and tricks

In Windows:

 - space bar+ mouse to pan

- ctrl+mouse wheel to zoom 

Friday, March 19, 2021

The Project Management Triangle

From The Developer Society

The triangle works like this. There are three key points: good, fast, and cheap. Your project can be any two of these but never all three. 

That means there’s always a trade off:

Cheap + fast = lower quality work

Fast + good = expensive

Good + cheap = not happening anytime soon

What are your priorities?



Monday, February 01, 2021

How to remove code coverage highlighting from your code

In Visual Studio, there is an option called "Analyze Code Coverage for All Tests" in the Test menu. After running that, the code is colored to allow you to see which sections are covered by tests or not. 

You can view previous code coverage results from the Test\Code Coverage Results menu item. In this pane, you can turn off the coloring by clicking the "Show Code Coverage Coloring" button.


See also https://stackoverflow.com/questions/29947836/dotcover-how-to-remove-code-coverage-highlighting-from-your-code

and https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/idea/908105/remove-highlighting-after-analyze-code-coverage.html

Friday, January 29, 2021

What is the difference between a software product and platform?

This seems to be succinct

"Products produce a single revenue stream, while platforms—which we define as intermediaries that connect two or more distinct groups of users and enable their direct interaction—can generate many." ("Products to Platforms: Making the Leap Four steps to successful transformation" by Feng Zhu and Nathan Furr)

Saturday, December 05, 2020

OpenDNS set up and testing

How to setup and secure your home network using OpenDNS - Video 2020
https://youtu.be/6S-87vV0Ezc

For Google Nest Wifi

Once you have the Nest configured then you can just switch to the OpenDNS servers.

 

How do I change my DNS server address?
  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. Tap Wifi Settings. Advanced Networking.
  3. Tap DNS.
  4. Choose your desired public DNS server. If you choose a custom DNS server, enter a primary and secondary server address.
  5. Tap Save .

Note: the OpenDNS servers are:

  • 208.67.222.222
  • 208.67.220.220

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Ambient Display Message on Android

 On my OnePlus 6T Android phone, there is a setting that allows you to provide a message to display when you tap the screen. Find it at Settings->Display->Ambient Display->Display Message. 

This will help me find this if I need to later.