Nick is an agile coach and architect, TDD practitioner and trainer, team builder and leader, code craftsman and testing evangelist. Learn more about his skills and experience by reading his online cv (résumé).
Nick focuses on successful execution and decision making based on critical thinking and evidence. He excels at helping startups get to market using lean principles. He also uses that experience to help larger companies with their agile transformation.
published: 26 September 2013
All about making things more efficient
I’m all about making things more efficient, and I’m increasingly finding the love for Vim. It helps me stay in the flow and get closer to my code. It’s also fantastic that so many tools have a Vim-like plug-in so that my hard won lessons with Vim productivity can be re-used in so many places!
published: 10 May 2012
Customizing Visual Studio for PowerShell users
published: 24 September 2011
Who should write your bdd features
There’s a request I have been hearing a few times recently. It goes something like this:
published: 25 May 2011
A roundup of a talk by Mary Poppendieck
Thanks to Skillsmatter and the Poppendieck’s for putting on this wonderful free talk up in Farringdon and I look forward to coming to more of these in the future! I feel very lucky to have heard Mary & Tom Poppendieck’s talk this evening.
published: 19 May 2011
Encouraging our developers to present to the team
While trying to get volunteers from our development team excited about delivering some technical presentations to the rest of the team I created a list of talks that I would like to hear.
published: 9 April 2011
On developers helping businesses grow
So I read a great article by Wil Shipley about success and the types of software start-ups. He has this wonderful tortured analogy about whether your are behaving like a farmer (“You husband the soil to ensure that it’ll keep providing for you for years and years”) or a miner (“You’ll make a big score, then the land will be spent, and you move on, leaving an unusable crater.”)