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Mike Cottmeyer01/03/13
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How to be an Agile2013 Speaker

In case you haven’t heard… the Agile2013 submission system is up and running. If you’ve ever had visions of getting up on stage and sharing your experiences with the agile community, now is your time.

Chris Spagnuolo01/03/13
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Is Improv the Key to Innovative Teams?

Most people associate improv with acting or comedy. But, you don't have to be an actor or a comedian to apply improvisation to your work. In fact, I think there is more opportunity for improvisation in the professional world than most people think.

Giorgio Sironi01/02/13
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SOLID principles: are they enough for OO?

A new definition of an object-oriented structure can be used to evaluate how SOLID principle enforce, favor, or limit you in writing OO code. I'm not saying you should only write OO code, but if you want to call it this way...

Peter Pilgrim01/02/13
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List of Agile Developer Terminology for New Programmers

There is so much new stuff that we have to explain to people new to programming. One person had to coach a graduate developer on writing unit tests. Another person had to explain the reasons why dependency injection is better than dependency lookup.

Chris Spagnuolo01/02/13
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Releasing Buggy Software Intentionally

Are software companies knowingly releasing buggy, defect-ridden software intentionally? They are. But not with malice. It's more about the cost equation associated with fixing the defects.

Mitch Pronschinske01/01/13
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7 Ways to Make Good Teams Great

Important info from the leaders in collaboration - Atlassian, about how you can make your dev teams better.

Ben Wootton01/01/13
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My Agile Reading List

Someone asked me for a few 'agile' book recommendations, so I came up with the following reading list, which interestingly enough, doesn’t include any books with the words agile or SCRUM in the title!

Chris Spagnuolo01/01/13
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Conformity, Innovation, and Progress

I believe that on a deeper level, we need to create environments on our teams, in our organizations, and in our society where people do not have to feel pressured to conform. People should be able to think freely and express their views without being hindered by the majority rule.

Mitch Pronschinske01/01/13
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The Ultimate Guide to Greenhopper 6.0

Greenhopper 6.1 introduced epics , but Greenhopper 6.0 had a ton of features that you should check out if you haven't already.

Mitch Pronschinske12/31/12
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Moving from Scrum to Kanban

Many teams who are already using Scrum would like to know what benefits they can get by moving to Kanban. Dropping the Sprint timebox can seem quite scary but on the other hand spending less time planning and estimating seems attractive to many developers.

Mitch Pronschinske12/31/12
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Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell

An old friend of mine, Henrik Kniberg (he's a big innovator in Scrum + Kanban integration), posted a great video on Agile Product Ownership. This is basically a 1 day product ownership course compressed into 15 minute animated presentation.

Chris Spagnuolo12/31/12
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7 Questions to Learn if Your Workplace is Fun

How playful is your workplace? In this post you'll see seven questions that originate from the animation company Pixar.

Mitch Pronschinske12/31/12
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Agile at Scale: Atlassian GreenHopper for Large Organizations

Large organizations can handle agile just as well as small ones with the right tools and the acknowledgement that many agile teams does not make an agile organization.

Bob Hartman12/30/12
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The Funniest ScrumMasters I've Ever Met

Have you ever had one of those days when you wondered if your ScrumMaster was on crack? This humorous post will help ScrumMasters remember that being a ScrumMaster isn’t about YOU getting results. Your role is to help enable the team to be great, while also helping them understand reality.

Chris Spagnuolo12/30/12
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Driving Agile Transformation from the Top

See how Borland rolled out Agile across multiple projects and offices all over the world. The approach was pretty simple and can be boiled down to a few steps and lessons.