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Author Archives: Tim Barcz

About Tim Barcz

Tim Barcz is a seasoned software professional having worked in the technology space for nearly 13 years. In that time he has been recognized as a Microsoft ASPInsider and a Microsoft C# MVP Awardee for contributions to the community. He is an advocate for well-architected systems that grow along with the businesses they serve. For several years he was the director of Marketing for a large ecommerce company before finding him in his current position as Vice President of Application Development for Motorsport Aftermarket Group, a family of top motorcycle related brands and retailers. MAG's companies include J&P Cycles and Motorcycle Superstore, two of the largest motorcycle parts and accessories retailers in the world. It is not the goal of this blog to be a one-way communication medium. It is my selfish goal that by sharing on this blog that readers of this blog will interact with me through comments and email, making us all better along the way. Follow me on Twitter: @timbarcz

Internal Customer Service and What I’m Doing to Be Agile

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the last six months retreading myself in Agile as we are rolling out Agile to several organizations. During this process, we’ve talked with our internal developers a lot about the Agile Manifesto and … Continue reading 

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Quick Hit: What Do Your Customers Really Want?

The famous Harvard Business School Professor Theodore Levitt famously reminded: “People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want to buy a quarter-inch hole!” He’s right. Similarly, your customers, whether other developers, other departments, or external customers don’t want to buy Agile, … Continue reading 

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Agile Software Teams, a Basketball Analogy

What makes a great basketball team? Having a great scorer? Having a great defensive presence? Both? Neither? What makes a great software team? The other day I was explaining team interactions and dynamics in an agile culture. Being that this was right … Continue reading 

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