Product Owner Anti-patterns … Oh My!

I recently came across an article on Product Owner Anti-Patterns, you can find the article at https://www.knowledgehut.com/blog/agile/product-owner-anti-patterns-should-be-aware-of. Here is a partial list of the ones I found relevant: Busy or Missing Product Owner, not being part of the Development TeamExpressing the backlog in technical user stories instead of focusing on business-related user storiesWriting detailed user stories…

Oh No! My Azure SSL Certificate Expired!

This has happened twice already this year, and I always forget what to do to fix the problem! Our sites “appear” to go down, really the browser just complaining that the site is unsafe, but nonetheless, needs to get fixed immediately. Takes me about an hour to remember what to do, thankfully, in this case,…

Force Pull Request to Master Branch in VSTS

Login to VSTS. Navigate to the master branch for the project you want to force pull requests. Click on the ellipsis and select Branch policies. These are the settings I prefer. I like to have at least one reviewer, and our team size is small enough that it’s OK, maybe not best practices, for the…

How to Export Bitbucket Repositories to VSTS

Should be simple enough. Unfortunately I could not get the importer to work in VSTS. So here is what I did. Made sure I had the latest master branch and all remote branches I wanted to include. Change the origin. Open up Powershell, or your favorite command line tool. Run git remote set-url origin YOUR_VSTS_ORIGIN_URL. It…

Podcast Checklist

List of my recommended podcasts. Business Startups for the Rest of Us http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com Product Product People http://www.productpeople.tv Art of Product http://artofproductpodcast.com