Hi, welcome to my website.
I'm Duncan Pierce. I help companies improve their software development capability through my company Amarinda Consulting.
My interests include Extreme Programming and Agile Software Development, strategic organizational software reuse, better tools and programming languages and emergent phenomena in software systems. You can take a look at the projects I'm involved in and read more about me.
I hope you enjoy the site and get something useful from it! Let me know what you think.
Below are the latest posts.
I’ve known Liz and Rachel for a long time and they have a wealth of coaching experience. I think this will be a great book.
I’ve just deployed a new website over at amarinda.com. The old one was pretty tired-looking — I think this one is a big improvement. I still need to upload details of quite a few training courses, workshops and descriptions of the coaching and mentoring I provide, but it’s a good start.
The Extreme Tuesday Club (XTC) has moved to a new home at the Counting House, 50 Cornhill, London EC3V 3PD — another Fuller’s pub. We’ve been at the Old Bank of England for 8 years now and felt it was time to try somewhere new. For those of you at XPDay this year, this was the pub we were at on Tuesday night.
On organizational culture:
No-one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically devoted to political or religious faiths or any other kind of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.
I discovered this list of quotes by Winston Churchill. Churchill had a way with words, so I picked out a few quotes that seem to say something interesting about Agile development.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.