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Practice makes perfect

Looking back to the start of the year, when the team I worked with were green and in an unquestionable forming stage, it’s clear that the challenges we faced were …

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Summertime blues

No matter how much we try and plan our projects around holidays, and allow for the fact personnel will be off for long periods during the summer holidays, somehow we …

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Navigating the politics of change

The unfortunate consequence of being a new contractor working alongside respected and experienced incumbents is that there’s a natural inclination to be deferential to the opinions of those permanent, or …

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Talking tech in a tech-free team

Starting from scratch with a new agile team takes a lot of organisation and the self-inflicted pressure to get coding, especially for contractors, is very evident. Technology workers are used …