Inspired by my activity at Mozaic Works as an agile & lean coach, helping companies make the transition. Also by my activity as a leader in Mozaic Labs, a product development company, where we apply what we teach others.

Yes, you can deploy every two days


Maria and I spoke at the Agile CE conference about a method of work that we use to help teams deploy every 2-3 days. Here are the slides. Some impressions immediately after the talk: Corey Haines told me that he uses almost the same method, only in a team of 2 “Bucket planning” seemed to catch the attention of a few participants. Basically, the idea is that the capacity is fixed and...

Information and Software Development


by Alexandru Bolboacă and Maria Diaconu Software development is a young domain and thus still trying to find its ways. The truth is that we only partially understand why existing practices work (or not) as they do. We believe that one of the core questions of software development has not yet been answered. The question is: What are we actually doing when developing software? In the following, we...

Questions About Agile That We’d Like to Answer


V1, Because We Embrace Change

by Alexandru Bolboacă and Maria Diaconu

Does Agile Work?

Short Answer:

The optimistic version: Yes. No.

The pessimistic version: No. Yes.

Philosophical Answer:

If you become a Buddhist, will it end your suffering?

If you learn martial arts, will you be able to always defend yourself?

If you learn the rules of chess, will you become a grand master? Reflections on design, craft and software

A new home for merging ideas about design

It is my strong belief that software design can learn a lot from other design disciplines. I wrote blog posts, a book and did talks on this topic, and it was time to group them all together. These ideas have now a new home: My plan is to add more blog posts there, and to involve other people doing work in this area.