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  • “After we realised that we just went onto the site... - Andrew Cox
    just went onto the site and deleted that field overnight there was a step function change resulting in 12m of profit a year simply by deleting a field Expedia on how one extra data field can cost 12m Previous Post

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/2179448693/after-we-realised-that-we-just-went-onto-the-site#_=_ (2016-04-30)
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  • The amount of respect an IT pro pays someone is a... - Andrew Cox
    IT pro pays someone is a measure of how tolerable that person is when it comes to getting things done including the elegance and practicality of his solutions and suggestions Opinion The unspoken truth about managing geeks Computerworld Previous Post

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/3253580507/the-amount-of-respect-an-it-pro-pays-someone-is-a#_=_ (2016-04-30)
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  • If you build a business where your earnings... - Andrew Cox
    build a business where your earnings directly correlate to your hours worked then you aren t a micropreneur You re working fast food The Micropreneur Manifesto Previous Post Next Post

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/3866875473/if-you-build-a-business-where-your-earnings (2016-04-30)
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  • Andrew Cox
    time So far I ve been very successful in focusing on the things that matter to me but I have also developed a growing list of commitments I ve just gone through the list of things that were hanging over my head and declared Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on 5 of them Most of them are personal but I did finally admit to myself that I will not be trying to

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/page/23 (2016-04-30)
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  • Declaring Chapter 11 Bankruptcy - Andrew Cox
    my free time So far I ve been very successful in focusing on the things that matter to me but I have also developed a growing list of commitments I ve just gone through the list of things that were hanging over my head and declared Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on 5 of them Most of them are personal but I did finally admit to myself that I will not be

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/3840518488/declaring-chapter-11-bankruptcy (2016-04-30)
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  • Andrew Cox
    business value Development Architect feasibility and innovation User Experience Expert usability and desirability This team of Product Owners has the joint responsibility for Determining what functionality goes into each release Managing and prioritizing the product backlog Reviewing quality and progress at retrospectives User Story Mapping I d read about user story mapping before but I ve never tried it and it didn t resonate with me until Jeff explained it and had us try it out with a real problem User Story Mapping is about visualizing all the steps a user does to gain value from the system It forms a narrative left to right with sub tasks or details filled in below each major action There are two really important benefits of a story map It forces you to think in terms of how a user will use and gain value from an application as opposed to just feature sets It makes you really think about what a Minimal Viable Product MVP is If you get the user story map right you shouldn t need to estimate releases Of course you should still be able to estimate when you ll get done based on your velocity but if you ve truly mapped an MVP you don t need to set a release deadline and then back your way into it with feature sets If you haven t heard of user story mapping or have overlooked it I encourage you to read up on it and give it a shot I can t speak from experience yet but it s one of the practices that I plan to start very soon Collaborative Acceptance Criteria This is the simple idea that a cross functional team determines what the definition of Done is for a story It s not the tester s job to discern acceptance criteria from a requirements document the acceptance criteria needs to be agreed upon by the developer tester and product manager The big wins from my perspective are Testers get the information about how a feature should work directly from the developer and product manager Developers learn the way testers think and what common failure cases they look for Acceptance Criteria can be a substitute for a formal Requirements document Retrospectives My team has regular bi weekly retrospectives but they aren t as structured as Jeff suggests There were some new ideas to me here that I think are really great such as Do a walk through of new functionality and note any UX or functional issues Rate the features code user experience and quality on a scale of 1 5 Review velocity and note reasons for any major variations Identify any new risks or user stories By having the walkthrough as the focus for the retrospective all concerned parties can raise any issues or help steer the direction of the next iteration One of my favorite aspects of this is that the UX representative gets to point out any minor cosmetic issues and get them fixed

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/page/24 (2016-04-30)
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  • The productivity difference between a happy... - Andrew Cox
    disgruntled developer is enormous and constantly underestimated You will also alienate and drive away all of your good developers leaving you only with the not so great developers that really don t have any better options The Mooney Project The

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/2159952110/the-productivity-difference-between-a-happy#_=_ (2016-04-30)
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  • Shun the non-believers. They won’t be easily... - Andrew Cox
    2011 Shun the non believers They won t be easily convinced but they can be ignored Seth s Blog Make big plans Previous Post Next Post Follow me on Twitter

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/3326061251/shun-the-non-believers-they-wont-be-easily#_=_ (2016-04-30)
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