Author Archives: Nate Reid

Gold Plating – The Quickest Way in Tarnishing Your Project's Reputation

Goldplating is the process of over-delivering during a project by adding additional scope without the users request. It is the silent and deadly assassin of far too many projects. Continue reading

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Opportunities to Energize

Change can be an “Opportunity to Energize”. These three questions will guide you on your way in determining if a change may be in your best interest. Continue reading

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What Got You Here Won't Get You There

So you have progressed within your company, been praised for your innovative thinking, technical skills, perhaps even your ability to sell a product.  Everything is going well, so you live by following the motto:  “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” … Continue reading

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Cultural Diversity and Team Dynamics

Having lived in the multi-cultural city of Toronto, Canada the past 13 years, I have witnessed how cultural diversity can work in enhancing everyday life.   Also, through my experience in building software development and consulting teams, I have learned there … Continue reading

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Monitoring Source Control for Enhanced Agile Visibility

Many of today’s agile software suites have the ability to integrate with various source (revision) control systems.  In theory, this allows the agile team visibility into code updates through their check-ins, but most importantly it matches each check-in to the … Continue reading

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Rapid Development (My Retrospective)

Many years ago I was introduced to the concept of rapid development.  At the time, my brother-in-law who also happened to be my manager presented me with this blog title’s namesake book “Rapid Development” by Steve Mcconnell.  I remember bringing … Continue reading

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Hello World!

Well, since I’m a developer at heart; a hello world to all of you!   From time-to-time I will be posting articles here that I find interesting or enlightening. I hope you enjoy. Stay tuned for more. Nate

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