Planning Poker (AKA the Grenning game) is a relatively popular agile tool for making estimates on a project. Each team member is handed the same set of...
0 replies - 7424 views - 03/09/12 by Tony Siciliani in Articles
Its time to admit that sometimes it’s okay to incur technical debt,
particularly when it comes to getting it done. So many times, I’ve run
7 replies - 6208 views - 02/19/12 by Geoffrey Papilion in Articles
The idea behind the technical debt metaphor
is that there is a cost to taking short cuts (intentional technical
debt) or making mistakes (unintentional...
2 replies - 10780 views - 02/15/12 by Jim Bird in Articles
I’m hosting this edition of Jon Hunter’s Curious Cat Management Improvement Carnival.
It’s been published three times a month since 2006. Here’s my...
0 replies - 1569 views - 02/10/12 by Benjamin Mitchell in Articles
I’m going to tell you a story about how I almost failed as a
manager. I say almost because it was only because of Bob Smith that I
recovered and really...
0 replies - 1549 views - 02/07/12 by Steve Ciske in Articles
I’ve been working with geographically distributed and dispersed teams
for the past couple of years. Some of them on quite large programs,
some of them...
1 replies - 1280 views - 01/27/12 by Johanna Rothman in Articles
Earlier this month I attended the monthly meeting of the Seattle PHP Meetup Group.
In ways I didn’t expect, it was a very interesting meeting. The...
3 replies - 15890 views - 01/13/12 by Brian Swan in News
Everyone knows from reading The Mythical Man Month that as you add more people to a software development project you will see diminishing marginal...
1 replies - 5774 views - 12/14/11 by Jim Bird in Articles
There is more and more writing on Devops lately, which is good and bad. There still remains a small core of thoughtful people
that are worth listening to and...
1 replies - 2637 views - 11/24/11 by Jim Bird in Articles
Three years ago Tony Morris asserted that Agile is a non-idea, an unfalsifiable pseudo-science. To illustrate his claims he drew an analogy between Agile and...
0 replies - 2328 views - 11/22/11 by David Pell in Articles
Writing contracts is a key topic for the sales team getting involved
in Agile projects. In the projects applying traditional methodology,
0 replies - 2233 views - 11/14/11 by Venkatesh Kris... in Articles
You’ve most probably been there: To win that one ueber-important
client, your friendly sales rep sells the farm and his grandmother (well
2 replies - 4026 views - 09/22/11 by Matthias Marschall in News
“A talented employee may join a company because of
its charismatic leaders, its generous benefits, and its world class
training programs, but how long...
1 replies - 6425 views - 09/10/11 by Esther Derby in News
We are really, REALLY pleased to announce that the third Day Camp 4 Developers has now been announced and tickets are now on sale. This time...
0 replies - 8031 views - 08/16/11 by Cal Evans in News
Today was a great day. I helped import our entire “roadmap” of
functional requirements from an Excel spreadsheet into Pivotal Tracker.
Even though we...
3 replies - 4751 views - 07/21/11 by Daniel Ackerson in News