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Now is never too late to begin with ๐Ÿ“š - Issue #15

Domenico Luciani
Domenico Luciani
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I became a big fan of the #NoEstimates movement, and I started my journey into it from this article by Ron Jeffries.
Estimating means you are promising your team/PO/customers to deliver that particular story using whatever metrics you use. ๐Ÿ“
What if you canโ€™t make it? What if you didnโ€™t evaluate it correctly? It happens, right? Often during the first sprints, you need time to adjust.
In the article, Ron explores why not having estimations makes you have smaller stories and deliver more value.
The theory has been covered, but being pragmatic, I can also see that this approach should be followed by already mature teams. It requires discipline and experience, which may not apply to all teams, and situations.
Have you ever worked with #NoEstimates? Iโ€™d like to hear your story ๐Ÿ˜
Story Points Revisited
On-site Kick off IRL ๐Ÿคฏ
After a few years of being full-remote, Iโ€™ve had again the chance to deliver workshops in real life. ๐Ÿคฏ
Having an on-site kick-off week is useful for bonding with your customer personally. To see how they work, be immersed in their environment and, of course, deal with the fact that some activities are more efficient face-to-face.
It was an intense week ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ but full of successes. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
I enjoyed it, although I love being full-remote. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป
Working remotely is my favourite thing. I will never get back into an office again, but I donโ€™t sometimes mind travelling and spending some days trying to deliver value as much as possible to my customers.
What about you? Do you work full-remote, hybrid or do you prefer working from the office?
Domenico Luciani
I spent one week in Zurich for a on-site kickoff and it was T E R R I F I C ๐Ÿš€

I had the occasion to shake real hands, talk face2face to my clients and facilitate multiple workshops attaching physical stickies to a real wall. ๐Ÿคฏ

Woah, I almost forgot this feeling โœจ
Thoughtworks Radar ๐Ÿ“ก
The new Thoughtworks Technology Radar number 27 is out.
I always found the radar an amazing way to stay updated with new trends. It shows which new tools, techniques, platforms, languages and frameworks have been adopted or discarded by Thoughtworks.
You can explore the history of the blip if you are more interested in understanding the reasons why it has been kept adopted or why it has been discarded or even evaluated.
Do you use any tools/tech/platforms listed on the radar?
Technology Radar | An opinionated guide to technology frontiers | Thoughtworks
Connecting to a public network can be tricky... ๐Ÿค“
Domenico Luciani
How to avoid putting your personal phone number to receive security codes to access public networks:
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Use
* Choose your number
* Use it
* Refresh the page
* Put the security code you've just received
* Enjoy your internet connection
See ya ๐Ÿ”ญ
Thank you for reading this issue โœจ
If you like it, donโ€™t forget to suggest it to your friends or share it on your socials.
See you โ˜„๏ธ
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Domenico Luciani
Domenico Luciani @dlion92

Senior Software Engineer @VMware ~

Ex @Thoughtworks, @XPeppers ~

Traveller and curious by design ~ he/him

Extreme Programmer passionate about best practices, system design, security and IoT.

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