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I turned 35 just recently. And as usual, I did a balance of my last year. But, this time I’ve decided to go a little deeper and go back a few more years…34 more precisely.
Here’s a life retrospective with 34 lessons that I (believe) I’ve learned so far.

Disclaimer:
1) There’s a high probability of finding a lot of cliches.
2) There’s a high probability of not learning anything (or maybe finding it ridiculous) after you reading this. …


[ This post was originally written in June 2014, on Tumblr ]

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Just a few hours from the biggest challenge and adventure of my life. Step ahead, close your eyes, and let the journey begin!

Mental note: just breathe.

Just landed on my first stop, Singapore. Let the adventure begins!

Singapore from the airplane. Jun 19th, 2014
Singapore from the airplane. Jun 19th, 2014
Singapore views from the airplane. Jun 19th, 2014

First stop…Singapore

First thoughts: great city, lots of tourists (specially from France and China), mix of innovation and beautiful designed architecture with traditional Asian style.
Expected hot temperature check and the characteristics smells in the streets also check.

Mental note: when you heard “it’s not very spicy means it’s a fu**** spicy.

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The famous and amazing hotel with an infinite pool in the rooftop.

Clean, organized and very beautiful city, incredible skyscrapers (looks like NYC) and lots and lots of green parks. And of course an authentic temptation for food lovers, where you can taste the real Chinese and other kinds of Asian food. …


The most common and usual challenges implementing Agile within Software development teams.

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Photo credits Tim Gouw — https://www.pexels.com/u/punttim/

It depends. The common answer. But the truth is that particularly in this situation it really depends on the team maturity level, environment, and industry. However, the most usual challenges that I’ve faced were the followings:

  1. Team rhythm adaptation to the new methodology while it still needs to keep the product development rolling out.
  2. Lack of procedures.
  3. Lack of structured planning and organized meetings.
  4. Difficulties on timing/effort estimation when doing the spring planning (= low level of experience/maturity inside the team).

The solution & answer for most of all these issues are Time and Routines. …


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Being part of OLX Group (a Naspers company), benefits of a global network of leading classifieds platforms with presence +45 countries.

Find out more about Tradus and how to sell there. …

About

Tiago Valente

Product Manager & apps lover! Enjoy (& write about) building products, personal finance & personal growth. Startups fan. Chasing independence. > Tiagovalente.pt

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