Jeff Langr requested a Blog Pair for a tic-tac-toe program that he says “screams out for refactoring.” I looked at the code, and didn’t see an easy way to refactor it given the fragment posted. I did, however see a different solution. (Continued)

On Retrospectives

Retrospectives seem to mean many different things to different people. At least, that’s the way it happens in practice. People approach retrospectives in different ways, with different motivations, and that naturally leads to very different experiences and outcomes.

Venkatesh Krishnamurthy wrote about Retrospective Smells in which he quoted some cautions I’d posted on the Lean Software Development yahoogroup. This was in response to Allan Kelly’s mention of his blog post, The Trouble With Retrospectives, which was, in turn, mentioned in response to Robin Dymond’s announcement of his new Retrospectives Wiki. (Continued)