An independent consultant and co-owner of solutionsfit, a Dallas/Fort Worth-based consulting firm, Nirav Assar has provided enterprise solutions on projects in the financial, real estate, government, and retail sectors. With expertise in the Java technologies of Grails, Groovy, Spring, and Seam, Nirav says that agile philosophy and test-driven development are at the heart of his profession. He enjoys sharing techniques and tools that help software people excel at their jobs. Contact Nirav at [email protected] and view his blog at assarconsulting.blogspot.com.
Nirav Assar shares some of the ways to avoid non-agile decorum, by pointing out some of the biggest crimes against agile that he spotted while reading Andy Hunt's Practices of an Agile Developer. How many of these examples have you seen on agile teams that you've worked with?
Mentoring can be an invaluable tool to make sure a software development or testing team reaches its full potential and to ensure that members feel respected and valued. Nirav Assar looks at four essentials of mentoring that should never be overlooked when nurturing your team.