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Allan Kelly04/20/11
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How many people are doing Agile?

The BIG question came up the other week during my presentation to HP: “How many organizations are doing Agile?”As I said at the time: Thats the $64,000 question - or perhaps in todays money, $64,000,000,000. Of course, it depends a lot on how you even...

Bob Hartman04/20/11
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New to agile? What does the ScrumMaster do anyway?

I often have people ask me what a ScrumMaster does.  Interestingly, today it came up on a mailing list I read on a regular basis.  So, naturally that means it is time for a blog entry to talk about it! I am a big believer in simplifying things, so let’s...

Michael Sahota04/20/11
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Coaching Skills Dojo

Although Agile coaching requires many skills, we get back to basics by revisiting three fundamental coaching skills: observing, listening and questioning. As you put these three key skills into practice, you will get feedback on your performance and have the...

Giorgio Sironi04/20/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Testcase Class per Fixture

Apart from Testcase Class per Feature, a different division of Test Methods into multiple Testcase Classes is also possible. The criteria for division could be roughly speaking the setUp() code required by methods, which means the fixtures they need in order...

Martin Hinshelwood04/20/11
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In-Place upgrade of TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 with move to new domain

I had a particularly complicated upgrade this time that required me to do two things: In-Place upgrade of TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 Move new TFS 2010 server from one domain to another I followed Vasu Sankaran’s post on Guidance for upgrad

Matthias Marschall04/19/11
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Devops in a Regulated Mainframe Environment

Striving for real world experiences with agile, kanban, lean, and devops I ran a series of email interviews. Today I want to share the answers of Manu Khronis, NRB, Belgium.

Esther Derby 04/19/11
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Norms, Values, Working Agreements, Simple Rules

Bob Sutton recently posted a piece on Team Guidelines.  The guidelines–all Mom and Apple Pie–where handed down by a new boss for the team to follow. The list starts with “Show Respect.”

Jurgen Appelo04/19/11
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The Feedback Door

If there’s one thing I am still learning to cope with, it’s criticism. But I figured out that constructive criticism truly improves what I do, like nothing else. It’s, after all, one of the first principles of Agile: keep the feedback loop as short...

David Bland04/19/11
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It’s Not You, It’s Your Proposal

Like many others who submitted to the Agile Conference this year, I received the dreaded rejection notification that no one wants to open. We regret to inform you that based on the stage producers’ consideration of your proposal and the reviewer feedback,...

Giorgio Sironi04/18/11
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Linear trees with Git rebase

Making branches in Git is easy and fast, but they should eventually go back in the master. Rebasing is both an alternative and a companion to merge.Pulling vs. branchingLet's start with a simple observation. When you clone a repo and work on your own copy of...

Israel Gat04/18/11
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The Punched Cards in the Middle of Your Devops

In her foreword to Gender Codes, Linda Shafer vividly describes the flow of programming work at NASA in 1965:

Michael Sahota04/18/11
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Sustaining Agility Game

Game Objective Participants experience the attraction of short-term thinking and feel the long-term consequences. The game helps executives and managers understand the importance of investment in sustainable development practices. The game is intended to...

Giorgio Sironi04/18/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Testcase Class per Feature

There are cases when you want to break the parallelism between production code classes and test cases. Let's start from some of these scenarios. You may have too much things to test in a single class, which presents many methods in its public Api. Or you may...

Jon Archer04/18/11
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Excuse me, I'd like to...ask you a few questions

I once worked with somebody who had the following pinned up on their wall for easy reference during the many teleconferences in which they participated: Use questions for clarity: What?Why?How?When?Where?Who?Which?Not a bad idea that, a little prompt to...

Gil Fink04/17/11
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Wrapping Up the MIX11 Experience

I got back home yesterday’s evening after ~20 hours on flights.