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Zviki Cohen08/23/10
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People are willing to work for less

Last week, I wrote a post about my experience with oDesk. The purpose of the post was to share my experience, so other entrepreneurs can learn from it, and provide feedback to oDesk and contractors in general. While some people found the value, I got...

Mike Cottmeyer08/23/10
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How Big Is Your Bucket?

A few posts back, I asked if an agile team should be expected to call their shots. In other words, should we expect that over time, an agile team should be able to accurately predict what they'll be able to deliver at the end of the iteration? My...

Gil Fink08/21/10
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EFProf – Profiler Tool for Entity Framework

One of the important tools in your tool arsenal when you develop with an ORM tool is a profiler. Like SQL profiler to a SQL Server DBA an Entity Framework profiler is a must have tool to Entity Framework developer.

Matt Stine08/20/10
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Waste #1: Partially Done Work

Welcome to episode two of our series "The Seven Wastes of Software Development." In episode one, we introduced the concept of eliminating waste from our software development efforts. Waste elimination can be traced all the way back to the the...

Kelly Waters08/20/10
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7 Key Principles of Lean Software Development

I haven't blogged much about lean development. I'm not an expert on lean, but agile development is a great example of lean thinking in action. So I thought it might be interesting to blog a bit about lean software development, and how I see it...Before...

David Bland08/19/10
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7 Ways to Humanize the Distributed Team Experience

If you are involved in a distributed software team, chances are you know just how difficult it is to create personal connections. This is especially true in larger organizations where team members are geographically dispersed around the world and rarely...

Jared Richardson08/18/10
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Planning Meetings Are Essential

Planning meetings, done right, are one of the best communication tools your team can use. It gets the right people in the room and forces the discussion down the right paths. If you skip this meeting, you're asking for trouble.What does it mean to do a...

Lyssa Adkins08/18/10
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Navigating the Five Levels of Conflict - The Agile Way

Working together day after day is an intense human experience, with all the glories and warts that emerge from constant interaction between these astonishing, disappointing, challenging, infuriating, magnificent, normal human beings we call team...

Mitch Pronschinske08/18/10
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Reviving Any Level of Logs in ReplayDirector

A new development in the DevOps domain arrived this week in the continuous application monitoring, defect resolution solution called ReplayDirector.  Touted as the 'DVR of Software Production', ReplayDirector solves the "needle in a haystack"...

Mark Needham08/18/10
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Database configuration: Just like any other change

I've been flicking through Continuous Deployment and one section early on about changing configuration information in our applications particularly caught my eye:

Michael Sahota08/18/10
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Video on why Scrum and Kanban are both good

At Agile Coach Camp North Carolina, I had the opportunity to give a lightning talk on Kanban on my posts:

German Viscuso08/17/10
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Agile Product Management with Scrum

Short but sweet, "Agile Product Management with Scrum" by Roman Pichler feels more like a tip guide to Product Owners (a critical role defined in "Scrum", a popular framework for...

Lyndsey Clevesy08/17/10
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Measuring Agile: Metrics, Analytics, and Reporting

Most agile adopters are using the basic metrics such as burn downs (sprint or project) and velocity.  Teams experimenting with other methodologies are using...

Mike Cottmeyer08/17/10
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You Need a Static Organizational Model

Okay... I want to make an assertion here. In order for agile to work, you've got to understand the static organizational model for your company. Why? If you are organizing around things that are transient, like projects, you are doomed to fail. Agile...

Peter Schuh08/17/10
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Can We Adopt Agile? Not Yes.

Andrew Wicklander over at Ideal Project Group has a great post on the answer “not yes.”  I hear this answer an awful lot when taking teams agile (or more agile). “Not yes” is the answer you hear when you request permission to do something that’s...