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: 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.”)
published: 17 November 2010
Learning through podcasts: some recommendations
If there was 1 thing I wish I had learnt earlier in my professional career it would be: “read more blogs and watch/ listen to more podcasts/webcasts.” Of course neither of these things were around when I started my career.