The Daily Friction

A daily newsletter on eliminating friction in business processes, development and life.

From Scrum to Kanban

I use Kanban instead of Scrum. Much simpler. By removing two main things from Scrum we have Kanban: ❌ Sprints❌ Tasks When you have Continuous Delivery working then you can release anytime. With Continuous Deployment you are releasing every change. You don't need the...

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Scrum has to many rules

I am starting to hate Scrum. 8 years ago, I started with Scrum, and I was a fan. It removed friction of writing down everything before implementing and it gave the team way of saying no to too much work. Now it's become a project methodology for managers to control...

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Rider stacktrace

I use JetBrains Rider instead of Visual Studio for development. Why? It's all about the User Experience (UX). It removes friction in places I didn't know I needed it. 💡An example: You got a bug, and you retrieved a stacktrace from your logging or from the Customer....

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The smartest person in the room

What's one thing I wish I'd have figured out earlier in my career? Stop trying to be the smartest person in the room. You'll learn a lot more that way! And if you are really the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.

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Simplicity in Development

Complexity kills the life of software projects and developers. Complex solutions are hard to maintain. Hard to explain to your successor. Complex code is hard to build and deploy. Hard to upgrade and to refactor. Complex business requirements are difficult to build in...

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My must-have Chrome extensions

As many transitions into remote work, let's share resources that help productivity. 1Password – Stores passwords. Better than LastPass!AdBlock – Blocks annoying ads and tracking cookiesMicrosoft Editor – Spelling & Grammar Checker. Works even better if you have...

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Hiring a car in Bali

Hiring a car in Bali

On holiday you want as little friction as possible. Yesterday I wrote about the unwritten traffic rules in Bali and that they remove a lot of friction when driving. But my advice is not to drive yourself in Bali or any other place in Asia: Always hire a car with a...

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The Unwritten Bali Traffic Rules

The Unwritten Bali Traffic Rules

Last week I was on holiday in Bali, Indonesia. The traffic there looks chaotic and dangerous. There seems to be a lot of friction. But when you learn to drive like a local it becomes much easier. The unwritten traffic rules in Bali: ✅ Whatever you can see in front of...

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Auto Dark Mode

Auto Dark Mode

💡Tip: Do you prefer automatic switching of Dark and Light mode 🌓? I work from home. My desk is positioned in front of a big wall of glass that has a beautiful view of Kuala Lumpur. In daytime it receives a lot of light, so dark mode doesn't cut it. At night I want to...

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