#7 Rebecca O’Dette, Agile at RunKeeper

Discussion with Rebecca O’Dette about Agile development at RunKeeper. We cover Rebecca’s role, company growth over the past few years, development structure, introduction of agile processes, moving from waterfall, choice of scrum over other agile options, first steps in agile, team size, current team structure, changes over past few years, scaling and syncing teams, scrum of scrums, QA and release processes, release bottlenecks, release cycles, missing Microsoft project, agile for marketing, support, business development and user experience, kanban, story points, planning poker, complexity and time, explaining story points to upper management, culture team, vacation, book choice – The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

Book Recommendations

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t

#6 Nicolas Dorier, Part 2 – NBitcoin

Part 2 of my discussion with Nicolas Dorier in which we discuss NBitcoin, what it is and why Nicolas wrote it, features of NBitcoin, how to contribute; other development work, bitcoin as a payment mechanism for consultants;
colored coins as a way of replacing shares for funding companies, dividends and distribution of profit, dilution of investment; regulation, taxation, legal backlash, fiat money.
Nicolas’ Codeproject contributions, .NET Micro Framework for use in a car, Gadgeteer project, Gadgeteer vs Netduino; 11 Useful Classes; Nicolas’ book choice.