Mario Cardinal

"The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" – Marcel Proust

Changing things around

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It has been over ten years that I have a personal website at “mariocardinal.com”. For several years, I have managed the content of this website using  the obsolete product CityDesk created by Joel Spolsky. Until recently the site was still promoting my consulting services. It was a simple website with few pages and no more.

Times are changing and there is something new. I finished a cycle with the forthcoming publication of my book “Executable Specifications with Scrum“. I gradually leaves consulting and moves on to other challenges. After several years with success as an agile coach specializing in architecture, I return to my first love, the entrepreneurship.  I am the co-founder of Slingboards Lab, a young start-up that helps build collaboration boards for tablets and mobile phones.

Today, I turn my website into a blog to tell this adventure. On this blog, with humility and transparency, I will describe my journey as an entrepreneur. I will tell the story of Slingboards Lab, the company that I recently founded with Erik Renaud

Obviously, besides Slingboards Lab, you will find posts that will address more specifically my book “Executable Specifications with Scrum“. I remain fascinated by software development with agile practices. Especially since I discovered many similarities between starting a business using “lean startup” and “iterative requirements’ discovery”. I will be back soon on this topic.

Thank you to accompany me. The journey looks bright.

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway

“There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way” ― Bouddha

Author: mariocardinal

I am the co-founder of To-Do Studio, a software publisher offering online collective workspaces extended with automated guides. As an experimenter and an entrepreneur, I like to seize opportunities that emerge from the unexpected. Since 2004 (15 years in a row), I am a recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. MVP status is awarded to credible technology experts who have shown a deep commitment to innovation, passion about technology and a strong community spirit. An experienced DevOps and Scrum practitioner, I have spent nearly 30 years designing large-scale information systems. I am the author of the book "Executable Specifications with Scrum" and the host of the Visual Studio Talk Show, a podcast about software architecture.

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