A grab bag of links, lessons I learned, and recommendations I received on the road "between consulting gigs." Offered in reflection, gratitude, and the hope that this can be useful to someone else seeking new adventures.
Having recently made significant updates to the blog formerly known as Travelogue, I took coworkers on a tour of the architecture and odds-n-ends: automated location tracking, geocoding, route planning, map design, WordPress tinkering, and a magic spreadsheet.
Scrum's focus on regular sprint retrospectives is a key to continuous improvement on process and client/team dynamics within a project. At the end of a project, use a different format to distill key insights so the business can repeat wins and know, specifically, "what to change" for next time.
Framing development efforts as thin vertical slices using user stories ensures a quickly releasable product, maximized value to the stakeholders, and a workflow that is adaptable to many kinds of change.