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David Bland06/14/10
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ScrumMasters Now Earn More Money Than Project Managers

According to the latest data from Indeed.com, the annual salary of a ScrumMaster now surpasses that of a Project Manager. Even more surprising, is just how quickly the ScrumMaster salaries have increased in such a short amount of time. As you may...

Nitin Bharti06/11/10
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Agile Case Studies - Balancing Anarchy and Co-op with Scrum

If everybody on a 100-person project should talk to everybody else, we'd have to work overtime just to cover the meetings. Of course, this is before we...

Gojko Adzic06/11/10
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Effective root cause analysis techniques

At the Agile testing user group meeting on 4th May 2010, Douglas Squirrel presented ideas on running effective root cause analysis that he uses at YouDevise to facilitate continuous improvement. Saying that reflective practices are more important than pure...

Jared Richardson06/11/10
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Agile Isn't Latin

Today's article is a short one, but I wanted to share, as well as vent. This isn't something I've seen recently, but I have seen it. As have many of you.

Michael Sahota06/10/10
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Rapid reliable releases

I recently attended a ThoughtWorks QTB – Rapid, Reliable Releases (AKA It’s not making money until its in production) by Rolf Russell and Andy Duncan. It was a solid presentation around the importance of managing environments effectively. I will walk...

Giorgio Sironi06/10/10
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Set Up Solr and Get it Running

What is Solr? Lucene, but done right and on steroids. The official definition is:

Jared Richardson06/09/10
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Embrace Your Inner Stupid!

One of the classic engineer mistakes is the belief that we can do anything. We understand the basics of electricity, we bend computers to our will, and anything else, well, seriously... how hard could it be? We're Smart.And we are a pretty smart bunch, both...

Allan Kelly06/09/10
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How do you make Lean Practical?

I was Oslo recently teaching a course on Lean Software Development. When we were organizing this course on of our goals was: Make it practical. As I was preparing the course material this was at the front of my mind. But, there is a but.Step back a...

Lyndsey Clevesy06/08/10
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Video: Agile Strategies for Marketing Organizations

In this presentation, Katia Sullivan talks about agile topics like 'good' and 'bad' cadence as well as the communication gap between business managers and...

Dawn Cannan06/08/10
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Hiring misses: When we turn someone down for the wrong reasons

Filtering through hundreds of resumes can be a daunting task. Some people use recruiting agencies to help them filter the obvious misses, some go through all of them manually (I tend to fall into the latter group). Since I've recently been filtering...

Giorgio Sironi06/08/10
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Death by buzzwords

We'll start in media res, with a pair of quotes:The design viewpoint expresses the logical components and their structural relationships. It also expresses their dynamics in terms of collaborations. The realization viewpoint expresses how the logical and...

Jared Richardson06/07/10
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Exercise, Good Choices, and DDT

Test automation is a lot like exercise. If you've not done much of it lately, it tends to hurt a bit when you start back. If you've never written tests before, it's going to be just like squats when you first do a few. You're not going to like it. In fact,...

Mitch Pronschinske06/07/10
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Tasktop and Mylyn Get Rational

The application lifecycle management project, Eclipse Mylyn, has finally added a connector for IBM's Rational Team Concert (RTC).  Mylyn already features connectors for ClearCase (revision-control) and an early access ClearQuest (change management) connector...

Jonathan Giles06/07/10
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Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great.

'Making it Big in Software' is an interesting and useful read, but you really have to spend the time to consider the advice and wisdom this book has to offer - otherwise it is very easy to miss...

Martin Harris06/07/10
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Tumble dried BDD from Studio Pragmatists

On the 18th of May, 2010, the very new tumbler-glass project by Studio Pragmatists uploaded Tumbler 0.2.1 to Maven.  Having recently written about JBehave I found myself really liking the concept of behavior driven development.  So I decided to write a...