So apologies that I haven't posted anything - I never intended to be away from the blog for this long, so soon after starting it. I have recently been in transition, and am now working for Google as an internal software development coach. Having disclosed that, I should mention that this blog isn't Google-specific, and mostly the things I'm speaking about here are things I have seen elsewhere, fodder from discussions with other Agile Community members and practitioners, and may include aspects from my current job, but not specifically, and usually blended in with the former. In other words, I won't be leaking Google's secrets on this page. ;)
Having said that, it's so far quite a fun place to work, with a wide variety of development cultures. There's a great spirit of exploration and experimentation in my new firm, which allows different teams to try different things. I leave it as an exercise for the reader to see how this can be challenging, organizationally, but it certainly allows G to innovate - as is nicely shown in the marketplace.
Anyway, I have four or so articles partially written from before that I hope to publish in the next couple of weeks. It's been an adjustment (haven't been an actual employee for quite some time now), but I'm starting to get a bit of a stable schedule so I can pay attention to this sort of thing (blogging).
Christian - the Geek in a Suit
Oh, P.S. I wore a suit to my first meeting with the team I'll be working with, and got soundly ribbed for it. lol. It's ok... I'm a big boy. I can take the heat. -cg.