Better Software Sooner

Community Mapping Exercise (Flickr – Steven Warburton)

My Mission

My mission is to help people, teams and companies build Better Software Sooner.

I am a software/solution architect, developer, consultant and agile coach. I have been at this for 30 years and I have worked with over 60 companies in over 35 industries. I have led teams that have spanned multiple time zones, countries and continents. Along the way, I have learned, made a lot of mistakes and learned some more. My mission with this blog is to share some of what I have learned so that others can make fewer mistakes than I have made.

What you will find here are articles about Software Architecture, Agile Project Management, Software Development, Leadership, Innovation and Process.

When I write about specific technologies, I will focus primarily on the .Net stack, including Azure, C#, Xamarin, .Net, .Net Core, Blazor, UWP, and WPF.



  1. Pamela Freeman

    October 2, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    I am wondering if I may use an image you have of the sizing and complexity matrix.
    I am creating an electronic course for use by our employees only. We are a non profit, and I have no funding, so I am looking for free images to use in my courses. I make no money for my content, and we do not charge money for the courses. The course is a resource for employees to use after taking a classroom workshop I facilitate.

    Thank you,

    1. Michael

      October 2, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      Hi Pamela,

      Thank you for requesting the use of images for your courseware.

      Please feel free to use the images for your training material. My mission is to help others by sharing what I have learned and nothing gives me greater pleasure than knowing that what I have shared has indeed helped someone. All I ask in return is simple attribution so that others might find some of the materials on my site and learn a bit more.

      Thank you for asking for permission; so few do.

      Best of luck with your courseware.


  2. Michael

    July 22, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Hi Sascha and Christian,

    Thank you for your interest. I am happy for you to translate my content into German and publish it on your blog, with appropriate attribution of course. I will contact you directly to discuss details.


  3. Sascha and Christian

    July 19, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Hello Mr. Lant,
    We are Sascha and Christian. We are a fresh german start-up focussing on consulting and coaching people and companies in agile environments.
    When we started defining our path with agile management we soon came across your blog and were big fans ever since. We are fairly new scrum masters and your blog helps us developing our skills and mindsets.
    The article that helped us more then anything was “Estimate Story Size By Playing Agile Planning Poker”. This was very informative and inspiring. Now we would like to share this knowledge with our German customers and interested people in general.
    So we are kindly asking you to allow us to translate your article and publish it on our blog. Of course we will give source credit and will link your article and your website.
    We’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this idea.
    Kind regards
    Sascha and Christian

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