Backlog items is where I express and explore thoughts on Agile software development practices, and any other software development topic that comes to mind. I’ll post here as regularly as I can, but probably not as regularly as I intend.

If you’re interested in the writer, my name is Andy Hayward, and I have worked in the software industry for over a decade providing software development consulting, writing software and installing and configuring software products for clients, and producing content for web sites, blogs, papers and articles on the subject. I’ve worked for almost every industry you can name, from government to cell phone manufacturers to banks to apple juice producers. I’m currently a Scrum Product Owner for a collection of web properties at http://www.yellowpages.ca.

I’m most interested in the soft skills of software development, such as management, process, and communication, and that is where the blog will be focused.

If you’re looking to contact me, find me on LinkedIn.