Author Archives: Steffan Surdek

TechTarget Podcast – Continuous integration, automation and test-driven development explained

In this audiocast interview, Steffan Surdek talks briefly of the IBM Press book he co-authored with two other IBMer’s, “A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum.” He describes three key concepts: continuous integration, automation and test-driven development (TDD) and how they can lead to higher quality for software projects, regardless of methodology or team distribution.

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Post-talk thoughts – Agile Montreal – 22-Sept-2010

Today was a good news/bad news day… The good news today was the organizers accepted my submission for the AgileTour Montreal conference. The bad news is I did a dry run of that talk at the monthly Agile Montreal meeting and came out with the feeling that I bombed. It is probably not as bad as it seemed, but to know what happened, please read on to find out.

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TechTarget podcast interview now online!

Last week, I did an interview with Yvette Francino, the editor of the Search Software Quality area of the TechTarget web site and had a fun adventure! Now that our conversation is available online, I decided to talk about this experience. As usual, if you want the details you have to read on…

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How rich is your communication?

The summer was quite a whirlwind… A new job meant lots of adjustments for me. From the simple stuff like commuting every day instead of working from home to learning to have people around me again. It’s been rather interesting to say the least. I have been having some communication challenges in the last few weeks and it’s made me question myself a bit. Tonight, when I got back from work, I had a bit of an epiphany and I think I finally figured out hot to address these challenges… Is this teaser just vague and intriguing enough to get you to read on?

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All good things…

In my last post, I hinted at another blog entry for this month… And here it is… This week is my last week working at IBM… Starting on June 21st, I will be at TD Insurance in Montreal. The last few weeks have been a wild ride for me and if you want to see my thoughts on all this, well… Then you know the drill, I won’t say anything out here on the main page… You need to click to read on… 🙂

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