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James Shore09/13/10
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Let's Play TDD #3: Cleaning Up My Mess

James Shore explains aspects of Test Driven Development in his series: "Let's Play"

Matt Stine09/12/10
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Waste #5: Delays

Welcome to episode five 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...

Derek Huether09/10/10
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The Iron Law of Bureaucracy versus ICAgile

Being Agile is self-organizing by nature, does ICAgile have the unique opportunity to prove the Iron Law of Bureaucracy wrong?

Abby Fichtner09/10/10
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How to Create a Kick Ass Team

“How many of you have been on a team in a state of shared vision?” This is the question Jim McCarthy used to kick off last night’s Agile Boston presentation. “Now, stay standing if you thought that team was at least 2x as effective as a team without...

Michael Sahota09/09/10
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What’s better than Kanban?

I was reading Freddy Balle’s book The Gold Mine: A Novel of Lean Turnaround and I read something that stopped me dead in my tracks. In the book, after months of transitioning a manufacturing plant to continuous flow using Kanban, the Lean sensei asks the...

Jared Richardson09/08/10
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No More Demo Code!

How often have you lived this scenario? Customers and managers beg, scream, and demand more features tomorrow. No matter what you tell them you can get done, they ask for more. So you work very hard... you do Whatever It Takes. You consume vast amounts of...

David Bland09/08/10
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Collaboration Game: Where Are Your Keys?

During the Agile2010 conference, I noticed a recurring theme that ran through several of the workshops: Agile Games One of the most memorable and rewarding sessions I attended on agile games was not on any stage however, but in an Open Space on the 1st...

Matt Stine09/07/10
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Waste #4: Handoffs

Welcome to episode four 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...

Giorgio Sironi09/07/10
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Selenium is not a panacea

Selenium is a great tool for acceptance testing of web applications: it works with real browsers, and drives them to exercise your application of choice in the same way a real user would do. But it is incredibly fast in performing this real world tests, as...

Alberto Gutierrez09/07/10
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Lean: Avoiding Waste in Software Development

“Lean” and “waste” are now two of the most fashionable buzzwords in software development, but what do they mean? How can we avoid waste?

Mike Cottmeyer09/07/10
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Getting Predictable

Over the past few weeks, I've made two assertions about new agile teams. First... teams need to get good at calling their shots. To me, that means that over time, a well-formed, stable team should get good at being able to predict what they will get done...

Robert Diana09/07/10
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What Are You Offering, Complaints or Options?

About a month ago, there was a great call to action on the WorkAwesome blog: What is the best professional advice you ever received? And where did it come from?

Michael Sahota09/03/10
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Team and pair games for building collaboration

Tobias Mayer led a fun and effective session (Agile Playground) at DeepAgile where we played games for building team and collaboration.

Matt Stine09/02/10
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So What Are You Waiting For? GO BANANAS!

Welcome to the seventh and final episode of The Agile Guerilla series. The focus of this series of articles is to to help you introduce change, specifically moving to agility, into your organization from the grassroots level.In this episode we're going to...

Allan Kelly09/02/10
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The No Business Case Myth

Once in a while I run across individuals, or even teams, who still think Agile is about just getting on and doing it. Well it is, good for them, but, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a reason for doing it. There seems to be a myth in some circles that...