Concentrate on the essence, not the ceremony. The more time you spend on the tool is less time you can devote to the problem.
Going Faster Tip #1
Use the same keyboard and mouse at work as you do at home. Most organizations will buy you a mouse and keyboard of your liking if asked. If not bring your own into to work.
Getting the Job Done
There is a fine balance between doing it right and delivering. I manage a team of 8 developers. Each hour the team is blocked is eight lost development hours. A co-worker was tasked with getting me a database. After two days of waiting, I inquired the status. He said we were having problems with the…