Taking the lead of Zend_Chart component proposal

Recently I took the lead of preparing Zend_Chart component proposal. The goal of Zend_Chart component is to provide flexible solution for drawing charts as a part of Zend Framework. It will support wide range of chart types as well as number of output types – regular images, SVG etc. Proposal development progress can be monitored at official Zend_Chart component proposal page. There is also unofficial wiki and repository for brainstorming. If you would like to help in component development and get access to brainstorming area please drop me a message. Up to date contact details are on Zend_Chart proposal page.

I have completed Certified ScrumMaster course!

Exclamation mark intended. It fully met my expectations. I can say it was one of the best courses I ever took.

The course was divided into two parts, one per day. The first one I could describe an introduction to Scrum itself. It could be a bit boring for people already familiar with the framework but yet attractive for everyone. Even if general ideas were well know for somebody it was a good occasion to repeat, collect and formalize them. To keep attention the instructor, Mitch Lacey, interlaced theory with very interesting real life stories, both successes and failures and exercises. These spin offs and breaks made the course more dynamic and valuable since attendees could feel when scrum works (or when doesn’t) and we were not bored by continuous theoretical speech.

What’s it gonna be about?

At this moment about 98% of visitors quit this page immediately. I am not surprised. One blog entry can not much attention. But if you are in remaining 2% stay a bit longer to see what’s my background and about what I would like to write here.

I currently work on implementing some parts of Scrum software development process, particularly testing and quality assurance in tuenti.com, probably the biggest social network in Spain. Before I’ve been holding PM position in one of Polish outsourcing companies, kreolabs.com. I am also a bit involved in some open source projects, but I do not work on any on regular basis. And I’m often pissed off about tons of things about software development: the process, people management, architecture, code quality, implementing Dilbert stories. If you want to read about my thoughts about it come back soon. I’ll have lot of fun but also I’ll read about interesting problems I am fighting with and solutions of some of them.

See you soon.