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Mike Cottmeyer11/17/14
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Some Thoughts on Agile Transformation in Big Companies

I am under no illusions that this post will be the definitive explanation, but I spend a TON of time talking to people and level setting before I can have any kind of intelligent conversation on agile, so I want to explore some of the points that I think resonate.

Michael Sahota11/16/14
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Scrum and Kanban: Getting the Most from Each

Scrum is the most popular Agile methodology with Kanban a growing second choice. Learn about the core parts of each one as well as how they differ so that you can find the best fit for your team or organizational context.

Kane Mar11/16/14
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The Agile Reader - Weekend Edition: 11/14/2014

The Weekend Edition is a list of some interesting links found on the web to catch up with over the weekend. It is generated automatically, so I can’t vouch for any particular link but I’ve found the results are generally interesting and useful.

Robert Diana11/16/14
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Geek Reading November 14, 2014

These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

David Shepherd11/16/14
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Southern Fried Agile: A Shift in Perspective

Besides my personal perspective shifts, Southern Fried Agile was representative of a number of other perspective shifts ongoing in the agile community.

Ravi Namboori11/15/14
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SAP Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a software for managing businesses which facilitates organizations to manage their business by automating several back office tasks using various integrated applications. These tasks include the entire operation modules, such as manufacturing, development, human resources, financial management, and sales and marketing, among others.

Mark Needham11/14/14
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R: Converting a named vector to a data frame

I’ve been playing around with igraph’spage rank function to see who the most central nodes in the London NoSQL scene are and I wanted to put the result in a data frame to make the data easier to work with.

Gil Zilberfeld11/14/14
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The Illusion of Control

As managers, we can create a safe environment where issues can appear, and we can do something about them, rather than keeping them secret until the last irresponsible moment. We can be honest with our customers to create trust between us, and improve our relationship with them, which will benefit both of us.

Mike Cottmeyer11/13/14
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Agile Smells Versus Agile Zombies in the Uncanny Valley

I don’t like to use the term smell. I prefer to say that you’re in “the valley”. I’m referring to the uncanny valley. When something looks and moves almost, but not exactly, like a healthy person, it causes a response of revulsion among some observers. To that, I believe there is an Agile uncanny valley and it’s full of Agile zombies.

John Walter11/12/14
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Introducing DZone's 2014 Guide to Enterprise Integration

DZone's 2014 Guide to Enterprise Integration was produced to help you discover emerging information about the Enterprise Integration landscape. Enterprise Integration poses huge challenges for developers, and with so many different technologies to choose from, finding the right solution can be tricky.

John Walter11/12/14
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The Best of DZone: Nov. 4 - Nov. 11

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a look at AngularJS' dominance, a SQL/NoSQL debate, a tutorial on learning R, and a joke!

John Walter11/12/14
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Dev of the Week: Daniel Bryant

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Daniel Bryant, Principal Consultant at OpenCredo and author in our upcoming Guide to Enterprise Integration.

Mike Cottmeyer11/12/14
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Agile Assessments - A Deeper Dive

In my previous post Agile Assessments, I wrote about reasons to do an assessment and considerations when doing one. In this post, I’ll continue the assessment topic with focus on Rating Scales and Frequency.

Johanna Rothman11/12/14
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Five Tips for Tactical Management

Sometimes, you just need to get on with the work. You need to give yourself some breathing room so you can think for a while. Here are some tips that will help you tackle the day-to-day management work:

Bob Hartman11/12/14
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Agile Homeschool Update

Last year, I wrote about how we use an agile approach for homeschool. Since then, we’ve refined our approach. This school year, we updated our board to reflect some of those changes.