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Bob Hartman04/16/11
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How to Make a LOT More Money Using Agile

Yesterday’s blog post dealt with how to manage scope for an agile project.  Today I have to admit it was a bit of a setup.  It was designed to set up today’s blog post which is really the important one! See that pile of money over there to the...

Michael Dubakov04/16/11
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5 Wrong Reasons To Apply Kanban

Kanban is becoming a popular agile tool. Indeed it is very good for software projects of certain types. However, there is a danger of false reasons behind Kanban adoption. #1. User Stories Diversity “Our stories vary in size a lot from 1 point to 40...

Daniel Ackerson04/16/11
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DevOps Entrenched – Tide Begins to Turn

I’ve always seen it as a battle. Maybe it’s the soldier in me or just the willingness to fight for my beliefs. Either way, we are winning and the IT industry will never be the same. Developers and Sysadmins are joining forces and forming “Delivery...

Bob Hartman04/15/11
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New to agile? Learn how to fail well

Is success or failure really a choice?  I don’t think it is at all.  Pretty much no one chooses to fail.  Unfortunately, we can’t just choose to be successful either.  What we CAN choose is to try to make a success out of a failure!  The old...

Patrick Debois04/15/11
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What Is This DevOps Thing, Anyway?

Last year, DevOps was just beginning to coalesce into the movement it has become today.  It's growing stronger by the day and Peter Debois obtained an excellent overview of the movement in a guest post submitted to his blog by Stephen Nelson-Smith. 

Jon Archer04/15/11
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What I got out of Mile High Agile 2011

This is a slightly longer than usual, rambling somewhat whimsical post. Sorry about that. There is some good stuff toward the end though. Well I think so anyway.

James Shore04/15/11
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The source code for this episode is available here. Visit the Let's Play archive for more episodes!

The source code for this episode is available here. Visit the Let's Play archive for more episodes.

James Shore04/14/11
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Let's Play TDD #102: Heresy, Revisited

The source code for this episode is available here. Visit the Let's Play archive for more episodes!

Martin Fowler04/14/11
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Eradicating Non-Determinism in Tests

An automated regression suite can play a vital role on a software project, valuable both for reducing defects in production and essential for evolutionary design. In talking with development teams I've often heard about the problem of non-deterministic tests...

Daniel Ackerson04/13/11
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Stealthily Introducing Agile from the Bottom Up

Even today, in the 21st century, it’s rare for CEOs to steer their companies into agile waters. Change is hard, scary and leads into the unknown and changing an entire organization compounds all these fears. But, there are subtle, yet significant, ways...

James Shore04/13/11
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Rabu Workflow: How Do We Get Customers to Participate?

How do we get customers to participate in Agile development? An Agile team is supposed to be able to move full speed ahead at all times, making critical product decisions when they're needed without waiting for approval or clarifications. To achieve this,...

Esther Derby 04/13/11
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Pendulum Swings and Oscillating Systems

An effective hierarchy provides enough central control for coordinated action in achieving the aim of the organization. At the same time, the hierarchy must provides enough autonomy for subsystems to function, self-organize, flourish. Yes.  But how to do...

Giorgio Sironi04/13/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Testcase Class Per Class

We have many, many tests in our suites. Each of them is a single method, starting with the 'test' prefix. But where do we put them? In several Testcase Classes.There are several alternatives for choosing how to name the Testcase Classes and how many should be...

Jurgen Appelo04/12/11
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Wasteful Product Owners?

In his recent blog post Banish “Priority” and “Prioritization” David Anderson (of Kanban fame) argues that prioritization of features by a ProductOwner is a “wasteful” act of “non-value-added” coordination. The ProductOwner role is, in his...

Mike Cottmeyer04/12/11
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Life in the Goldfish Bowl

You really don’t want to be a small animal living in the Cottmeyer house. We’ve tormented our share of Guinea Pigs, Hermit Crabs, Frogs, and Fish. We had this poor little goldfish one time that belonged to my son Daniel. The fish lived in Daniel’s...