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Agile ADHD - how Scrum (kind of) saved my husband's life

Scrum is a planning system used in many software companies to help teams work together. Unfortunately, no-one outside of tech has heard of it. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which reduces impulse control and the ability to reach long-term goals. Unfortunately, no-one outside of psychiatry takes it seriously. Sally learned about ADHD the day she met her husband. She learned about Scrum the day she became a developer. And she realised that bringing Scrum and her husband together could be very interesting indeed.

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Sally Bridgewater

Sally studied hard-core classical music at Cambridge, which included a lot of violin, piano, harmony, analysis and history. After graduating in 2013, she spent a year training to be a psychotherapist. She also writes novels, her biggest stunt so far being to write 50,000 words in a day.

From this background, Sally has somehow found her way into tech, and she just started as an associate software developer at Sky in July 2016.


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