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Carly Richmond

Frontend Engineer & Agile Enthusiast

Lead software engineer with a strong interest in Agile and Usability. Lover of cooking, photography and tea!


Recent Posts

The Great Impostor

When we were young, we relished the opportunity to pretend to be someone else. In our current roles, being someone we think we are not feels far more stressful.

Through my own career journey, including breaks from active software development for maternity leave and roles in Scrum Mastery and tech management, and discussing similar experiences with others, I’ve found there are points where the presence of that lurking impostor feels more prominent. Here I discuss the times where impostor syndrome can be particularly hard to manage, using my own and others experiences, and some learning tips to help silence the faker.

All Together Now

Two heads are better than one. But what about three heads? That is indeed the question I was pondering ahead of a recent mob review.

Here I regale the tale of using a mob review to educate myself and other developers in review standards and best practices, and how they can be used as a health check for team review behaviours and psychological safety.

Mix It Up

Sometimes in life, two unexpected elements can combine together to form something better.

Here I discuss how combining behavioural specifications from BDD and e2e testing can help provide a common testing understanding between developers and non-technical stakeholders. I also showcase a brief example to reinforce how behavioural specifications make the user perspective clearer within your tests.

Poker Face

Gamification of Scrum Learning Using Scrum Delegation Poker Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches play a key part in the development and supporting of Agile practice within Scrum teams. Both hold key responsibilities to support and educate teams in the ways of the Scrum force. However, sometimes more than talking needs to be done to helpContinue reading “Poker Face”

Eight Days a Week

Reflections on the Pitfalls of Story Points and Velocity Capture Many don’t know this, but I studied mathematics for two years at university before specialising in Computer Science. One mandatory class specialized in teaching the fundamentals of mathematical proof. In a nutshell, we learned how to establish that a given hypothesis was correct, or identify theContinue reading “Eight Days a Week”

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