Here, in order, are the online chapters of Annals of Kate Oneal

Kate Speaks: Background and Prologue

"Kate Oneal" 03/01/2008

"Kate" puts a word in about how things really got started, and promises to come back and sort Ron out if he needs it.

Kate Oneal: The Empire Starts Out

Ron Jeffries 03/28/2008

After Dan Devlin, President of Oak River Software, dropped in on her at the coffee shop, Kate agreed to consider helping with the proposed new Empire project. Empire was life or death for Oak River. Without Empire, they'd go under, and Dan couldn't afford to fund it.

Kate Oneal: Diet Cola With Carl

Ron Jeffries 04/24/2008

Carl is concerned about small releases, and catches Kate in the coffee room. They talk about why small releases matter to Kate, and they both learn a bit.

Kate Oneal: Productivity

Ron Jeffries 04/25/2008

MUCH LATER: Organizations certainly need good productivity. Sometimes they ask for improved productivity, and a way to show that we have improved. Is this always evil?

Kate Oneal: Slices

Ron Jeffries 08/29/2008

The team has fallen far short in the most recent iteration. What should they do?