Sunday, March 21, 2010

It's all about priorities

I've been pretty silent on my Scrum blog lately (well, for the past few months even). The main reason is that we've been expecting a child and we've had a relatively problematic pregnancy; the climax of which led up to my beautiful daughter Emelie's very premature birth on the 17th of March 2010.

She was born in week 26 + 3 days only, so she is 3 months premature. She was 1230 grams, 38cm tall, when she came out. She entered the world at 09:57 in the morning, with three minutes to spare to my team's Daily Scrum!! :-)

Kidding aside, me and my girlfriend Helene are now living at the hospital in Lund, tending to little Emelie's needs and helping her grow and get stronger.

I'm currently on leave from work and I will continue to be somewhat out of the Scrum & Agile loop for some time ahead. We're taking it day-by-day here.

Such are priorities in life.

I keep a blog about my daughter's progress. You can find it here: Liten Emelie (sorry, only in Swedish - she doesn't know English just yet ;-)).

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New version of Backlog Manager

Recently I've had some time to spare, so I decided to refactor my Backlog Manager into a new version.

Here it is: Backlog Manager v10.1

It is more robust than the previous versions, and has better support for Release Planning.